International Country Risk Guide (ICRG)
Produced monthly since 1980, ICRG has furnished an international clientele with ratings affecting political risk, economic risk and financial risk for its universe of 140 developed, emerging, and frontier markets. Forming the basis of an early warning system, over 30 metrics are used to assess these types of risk. The ICRG methodology is used consistently by researchers at the IMF, and has been acclaimed in such publications as Barron’s, The Economist, and The Wall Street Journal.
Among the added benefits of a subscription to ICRG are:
- The longest running data series for political risk and country risk analysis, globally;
- Data which is easy to customize and merge with in-house risk rating systems; and,
- Country risk data that includes Type-II forecasts over one- and five-year time horizons for added specificity in managing risk.
A few of our products based upon the ICRG methodology:
- International Country Risk Guide is published online, in print, and on CD-ROM. Each monthly issue monitors 140 countries and includes more than 100 pages of political, financial, and economic risk ratings. It offers analyses of events that affect the risk ratings in about 20-25 countries along with the economic and financial data underlying financial and economic risk ratings. The online and CD-ROM versions include the current issue and 12 months of previously published data. All subscribers to ICRG also receive a monthly edition of the Global Maps of Political Risk, pointing them to key changes in risk since the last issue.
- ICRG Data including current data published in the monthly ICRG issue and historical data (risk ratings and economic statistics) back to 1984, are available separately in digital formats, and on CountryData Online (CDO).
- Prepared ICRG Datasets offer average annual scores of selected ICRG risk ratings, giving academic researchers a more convenient and affordable way to purchase our risk scores.
- International Country Risk Guide Annual is a seven-volume set published annually, designed for university libraries, to provide cost effective access to ICRG’s coverage of 140 countries over the previous twelve months. For more information on this and related publications for academia, please go to Academic Titles.