Political Risk Index (September 2021)

Below is our most recent Political Risk Index (PRI) Table with countries ranked from low to high risk. 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.

21-Sep 20 19 18 17
GLOBAL AVERAGES 70 70 71 72 72
1. Singapore 90 90 92 92 91
2. Norway 89 89 88 88 88
2. Canada 89 89 91 91 92
4. Austria 88 88 87 87 87
4. Czech Republic 88 88 89 89 88
6. New Zealand 87 87 86 86 86
6. Hong Kong 87 87 90 91 93
8. Taiwan 86 86 89 90 89
8. Australia 86 86 88 86 86
8. United Arab Emirates 86 86 89 90 88
8. Ireland 86 86 84 83 82
8. Sweden 86 86 86 86 86
13. Netherlands 85 85 86 87 86
13. Japan 85 86 87 85 85
15. Switzerland 84 84 86 86 84
15. Bulgaria 84 84 83 83 83
15. Finland 84 84 85 87 83
15. Israel 84 84 85 85 84
19. Germany 83 83 84 84 84
19. Denmark 83 83 83 83 82
19. United States 83 83 87 87 88
19. Poland 83 83 82 82 78
19. Slovakia 83 83 83 84 81
24. South Korea 82 81 81 81 81
24. Chile 82 82 80 83 83
26. Belgium 81 81 80 80 80
27. Botswana 80 80 81 81 82
28. Malaysia 79 79 78 78 79
28. Uruguay 79 79 79 79 77
30. Jamaica 78 78 79 80 78
31. Spain 77 77 80 80 78
32. Romania 76 77 77 77 77
32. Oman 76 76 74 74 76
32. United Kingdom 76 76 76 77 78
32. Trinidad & Tobago 76 76 78 78 79
36. Panama 75 75 78 78 77
36. Kuwait 75 75 77 77 77
36. Peru 75 75 78 78 78
36. Thailand 75 75 76 76 76
36. Hungary 75 75 74 74 73
36. Azerbaijan 75 75 74 73 71
42. Saudi Arabia 74 74 74 76 76
42. Portugal 74 74 75 77 74
44. Costa Rica 73 73 75 75 73
44. Paraguay 73 73 72 74 72
44. France 73 74 74 78 76
47. Mexico 72 72 71 70 75
47. Greece 72 72 74 72 68
47. India 72 72 74 72 72
50. Vietnam 71 71 69 71 69
50. Guyana 71 71 68 66 67
50. Morocco 71 71 72 72 71
53. El Salvador 70 70 76 74 69
53. Guatemala 70 70 71 72 71
53. Suriname 70 70 71 71 68
53. Indonesia 70 70 71 68 69
53. Italy 70 70 70 69 71
58. Dominican Republic 69 69 70 71 71
58. Turkey 69 69 72 72 73
58. Colombia 69 69 71 73 74
58. Honduras 69 68 68 70 67
58. Philippines 69 69 69 70 68
63. Kazakhstan 68 68 66 66 68
64. Ghana 67 68 68 68 71
64. China 67 67 67 69 69
66. South Africa 66 66 69 67 65
66. Côte d’Ivoire 66 66 60 64 68
68. Bangladesh 65 65 65 66 63
68. Papua New Guinea 65 65 67 67 64
68. Gabon 65 65 64 63 66
71. Angola 64 64 63 65 63
71. Brazil 64 64 66 68 67
71. Bolivia 64 64 61 63 67
74. Nicaragua 63 63 67 66 72
74. Sri Lanka 63 63 69 68 70
74. Cameroon 63 63 65 68 67
74. Kenya 63 63 65 67 67
78. Argentina 62 61 62 66 70
78. Guinea 62 62 58 58 59
80. Algeria 61 61 62 62 62
80. Zambia 61 61 65 66 65
82. Egypt 60 60 64 63 58
82. Congo 60 60 62 62 63
82. Tunisia 60 60 64 62 65
85. Ukraine 57 57 58 53 53
85. Nigeria 57 57 57 57 55
87. Russia 56 56 57 57 56
87. Ecuador 53 53 59 59 57
87. Pakistan 53 53 55 56 57
87. Sudan 53 53 53 56 55
91. Haiti 51 51 59 61 64
92. Congo DR 50 50 50 50 50
93. Libya 49 49 46 46 44
93. Myanmar 49 49 63 64 64
95. Cuba 48 49 48 50 48
96. Iran 46 46 49 50 57
97. Syria 45 45 45 45 46
97. Iraq 45 45 48 48 47
99. Zimbabwe 38 38 42 43 42
100. Venezuela 37 37 39 39 39

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