Below is our most recent Political Risk Index (PRI) Table ranked from low to high risk within each region listed. The PRI is the overall measure of risk for a given country, calculated by using all 17 risk components from the PRS Methodology including turmoil, financial transfer, direct investment, and export markets. The Index provides a basic, convenient way to compare countries directly, as well as demonstrating changes over the past five years.

  16-Oct 15 14 13 12
GLOBAL AVERAGES 72 73 73 72 72
N. & Cent. America Avg. 74 75 74 73 73
Canada 92 92 93 94 93
United States 85 84 83 80 80
Mexico 79 81 80 79 75
Trinidad & Tobago 79 83 83 80 82
Panama 77 77 77 77 77
Jamaica 75 76 76 71 70
Nicaragua 74 73 74 71 70
Costa Rica 72 75 77 76 77
Guatemala 71 71 69 69 70
El Salvador 70 71 70 73 72
Dominican Republic 68 70 70 68 68
Honduras 68 68 69 68 69
Haiti 64 66 65 63 62
Cuba 57 57 52 49 50
South America Avg. 68 70 70 69 68
Chile 82 84 84 85 82
Uruguay 78 81 81 79 80
Peru 77 78 79 78 76
Colombia 76 78 78 74 71
Paraguay 73 74 76 72 72
Suriname 69 73 75 73 73
Bolivia 68 69 69 66 67
Brazil 68 70 71 71 73
Guyana 65 66 67 66 65
Argentina 63 62 61 59 57
Ecuador 55 55 55 56 53
Venezuela 42 45 42 45 47
West Europe Avg. 80 81 80 80 79
Norway 88 90 91 89 88
Sweden 88 88 87 87 88
Austria 86 88 88 87 87
Switzerland 86 86 86 86 86
Finland 85 85 84 84 84
Netherlands 84 85 85 84 84
Germany 83 83 83 82 82
Denmark 82 83 83 82 82
United Kingdom 81 87 85 80 80
Belgium 80 81 81 82 79
Ireland 79 78 78 76 76
France 76 76 75 73 74
Spain 76 75 75 75 76
Portugal 74 75 74 72 75
Turkey 72 72 72 73 70
Italy 70 73 73 72 72
Greece 65 66 66 68 68
Cent. & South Asia Avg. 66 67 67 65 65
Azerbaijan 71 75 76 71 72
Sri Lanka 71 71 72 68 69
India 70 70 69 68 69
Kazakhstan 67 69 70 67 67
Bangladesh 64 62 61 58 59
Pakistan 54 54 53 55 52
East Europe Avg. 74 74 74 74 74
Czech Republic 89 88 88 85 83
Slovakia 82 80 78 78 79
Bulgaria 81 83 83 81 83
Poland 81 81 81 82 82
Romania 77 76 75 71 73
Hungary 73 75 73 70 69
Russia 55 52 53 60 62
Ukraine 55 56 57 61 62
MidEast/N. Africa Avg. 65 66 67 68 68
United Arab Emirates 87 87 89 86 84
Israel 81 82 81 81 80
Kuwait 78 80 81 80 76
Oman 78 82 84 86 85
Saudi Arabia 76 78 78 78 77
Morocco 68 70 70 69 69
Tunisia 67 66 67 66 69
Algeria 64 64 67 68 68
Iran 57 52 52 45 45
Egypt 56 58 59 59 67
Iraq 47 51 51 56 58
Syria 43 44 44 49 53
Libya 40 40 45 55 57
Sub-Saharan Africa Avg. 64 65 65 65 65
Botswana 82 83 83 84 82
Congo 70 72 73 73 72
Gabon 69 72 73 73 73
Cameroon 68 71 71 73 72
Côte d’Ivoire 68 67 68 67 66
Ghana 68 69 70 71 70
South Africa 67 69 69 68 70
Zambia 67 70 70 69 68
Kenya 66 68 68 67 67
Angola 64 67 67 67 68
Nigeria 58 59 58 58 59
Sudan 55 54 50 48 50
Guinea 54 56 56 56 54
Congo DR 52 52 53 54 57
Zimbabwe 45 45 43 41 45
East Asia/Pacific Avg. 78 79 79 79 78
Hong Kong 92 92 92 92 92
Singapore 91 91 92 92 89
Taiwan 89 90 90 90 90
New Zealand 87 86 84 82 83
Australia 85 87 88 88 88
Japan 85 85 86 86 84
South Korea 81 83 82 80 78
Malaysia 78 78 78 80 80
Thailand 76 76 76 76 76
China 69 70 70 70 70
Indonesia 69 68 71 72 73
Papua New Guinea 69 72 72 72 71
Philippines 68 73 73 73 73
Vietnam 68 69 68 64 64
Myanmar 63 62 64 64 65

Note: Produced semi-annually. Only the most current data is displayed.

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