Regional Political Risk Index

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. This Index provides a basic, convenient way to compare countries directly, as well as demonstrating changes over the past five years.

18-Apr 2017 2016 2015 2014
GLOBAL AVERAGES 72 71 70 73 73
N. & Cent. America 74 73 72 75 74
Canada 92 92 92 92 93
United States 88 88 86 84 83
Trinidad & Tobago 79 79 79 83 83
Jamaica 79 78 76 76 76
Panama 77 77 77 77 77
Mexico 74 75 79 81 80
El Salvador 74 69 69 71 70
Guatemala 74 71 73 71 69
Costa Rica 73 73 72 75 77
Nicaragua 72 72 74 73 74
Dominican Republic 71 71 69 70 70
Honduras 67 67 68 68 69
Haiti 66 64 64 66 65
Cuba 50 48 56 57 52
South America 68 68 68 70 70
Chile 83 83 82 84 84
Peru 78 78 78 78 79
Uruguay 78 77 77 81 81
Colombia 74 74 73 78 78
Paraguay 73 72 73 74 76
Argentina 71 70 67 62 61
Brazil 69 67 68 70 71
Suriname 68 68 68 73 75
Guyana 66 67 65 66 67
Bolivia 64 67 67 69 69
Ecuador 59 57 57 55 55
Venezuela 35 39 41 45 42
West Europe 81 80 76 81 80
Norway 88 88 88 90 91
Austria 87 87 86 88 88
Finland 87 83 84 85 84
Netherlands 87 86 84 85 85
Sweden 87 86 88 88 87
Switzerland 86 84 84 86 86
Germany 85 84 83 83 83
Denmark 84 82 82 83 83
Ireland 83 82 81 78 78
Belgium 80 80 79 81 81
United Kingdom 79 78 80 87 85
Spain 78 78 77 75 75
France 76 76 75 76 75
Portugal 74 74 74 75 74
Turkey 73 73 72 72 72
Italy 71 71 70 73 73
Greece 68 68 65 66 66
Central & South Asia 67 66 67 67 67
India 75 72 70 70 69
Azerbaijan 71 71 71 75 76
Sri Lanka 69 70 71 71 72
Kazakhstan 68 68 67 69 70
Bangladesh 64 63 64 62 61
Pakistan 57 57 54 54 53
East Europe 75 74 74 74 74
Czech Republic 89 88 89 88 88
Bulgaria 84 83 81 83 83
Slovakia 82 81 82 80 78
Poland 80 78 79 81 81
Romania 78 77 77 76 75
Hungary 75 73 73 75 73
Russia 56 56 52 52 53
Ukraine 55 53 55 56 57
MidEast/North Africa 66 65 72 66 67
United Arab Emirates 88 88 87 87 89
Israel 85 84 81 82 81
Kuwait 77 77 78 80 81
Saudi Arabia 76 76 76 78 78
Oman 76 76 77 82 84
Morocco 73 71 69 70 70
Tunisia 65 65 67 66 67
Algeria 62 62 63 64 67
Egypt 60 58 56 58 59
Iran 57 57 57 52 52
Iraq 49 47 47 51 51
Syria 46 46 43 44 44
Libya 44 44 40 40 45
Sub-Saharan Africa 63 63 56 65 65
Botswana 81 82 82 83 83
Ghana 69 71 68 69 70
South Africa 67 65 67 69 69
Côte d’Ivoire 67 68 68 67 68
Kenya 67 67 65 68 68
Cameroon 67 67 68 71 71
Gabon 66 66 69 72 73
Zambia 66 65 67 70 70
Congo 63 63 67 72 73
Angola 63 63 64 67 67
Guinea 59 59 54 56 56
Sudan 58 55 53 54 50
Nigeria 58 55 58 59 58
Congo DR 49 50 49 52 53
Zimbabwe 42 42 44 45 43
East Asia/Pacific 78 78 85 79 79
Hong Kong 92 93 92 92 92
Singapore 91 91 90 91 92
Taiwan 90 89 89 90 90
Australia 87 86 85 87 88
New Zealand 85 86 87 86 84
Japan 85 85 85 85 86
South Korea 81 81 83 83 82
Malaysia 78 79 78 78 78
Thailand 76 76 76 76 76
Philippines 70 68 68 73 73
Indonesia 69 69 69 68 71
Vietnam 69 69 70 69 68
China 69 69 67 70 70
Papua New Guinea 68 64 67 72 72
Myanmar 63 64 64 62 64

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

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