Regional Political Risk Index (October 2019)

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.

19-Oct 18 17 16 15
GLOBAL AVERAGES 71 72 72 71 73
N. & Cent. America Avg. 73 73 73 74 75
Canada 91 91 92 92 92
United States 87 87 88 86 84
Jamaica 79 80 78 76 76
Panama 78 78 77 77 77
Trinidad & Tobago 78 78 79 79 83
El Salvador 76 74 69 69 71
Costa Rica 75 75 73 72 75
Guatemala 71 72 71 73 71
Mexico 71 70 75 79 81
Dominican Republic 70 71 71 69 70
Honduras 68 70 67 68 68
Nicaragua 67 66 72 74 73
Haiti 59 61 64 64 66
Cuba 48 50 48 56 57
South America Avg. 67 68 68 68 70
Chile 80 83 83 82 84
Uruguay 79 79 77 77 81
Peru 78 78 78 78 78
Paraguay 72 74 72 73 74
Colombia 71 73 74 73 78
Suriname 71 71 68 68 73
Guyana 68 66 67 65 66
Brazil 66 68 67 68 70
Argentina 62 66 70 67 62
Bolivia 61 63 67 67 69
Ecuador 59 59 57 57 55
Venezuela 39 39 39 41 45
West Europe Avg. 81 81 80 80 81
Norway 88 88 88 88 90
Austria 87 87 87 86 88
Sweden 86 86 86 88 88
Switzerland 86 86 84 84 86
Netherlands 86 87 86 84 85
Finland 85 87 83 84 85
Ireland 84 83 82 81 78
Germany 84 84 84 83 83
Denmark 83 83 82 82 83
Belgium 80 80 80 79 81
Spain 80 80 78 77 75
United Kingdom 76 77 78 80 87
Portugal 75 77 74 74 75
France 74 78 76 75 76
Greece 74 72 68 65 66
Turkey 72 72 73 72 72
Italy 70 69 71 70 73
Cent. & South Asia Avg. 67 67 67 66 67
India 74 72 72 70 70
Azerbaijan 74 73 71 71 75
Sri Lanka 69 68 70 71 71
Kazakhstan 66 66 68 67 69
Bangladesh 65 66 63 64 62
Pakistan 55 56 57 54 54
East Europe Avg. 75 75 74 74 74
Czech Republic 89 89 88 89 88
Bulgaria 83 83 83 81 83
Slovakia 83 84 81 82 80
Poland 82 82 78 79 81
Romania 77 77 77 77 76
Hungary 74 74 73 73 75
Ukraine 58 53 53 55 56
Russia 57 57 56 52 52
MidEast/N. Africa Avg. 65 65 65 65 66
United Arab Emirates 89 90 88 87 87
Israel 85 85 84 81 82
Kuwait 77 77 77 78 80
Oman 74 74 76 77 82
Saudi Arabia 74 76 76 76 78
Morocco 72 72 71 69 70
Tunisia 64 62 65 67 66
Egypt 64 63 58 56 58
Algeria 62 62 62 63 64
Iran 49 50 57 57 52
Iraq 48 48 47 47 51
Libya 46 46 44 40 40
Syria 45 45 46 43 44
Sub-Saharan Africa Avg. 62 62 63 63 65
Botswana 81 81 82 82 83
South Africa 69 67 65 67 69
Ghana 68 68 71 68 69
Zambia 65 66 65 67 70
Kenya 65 67 67 65 68
Cameroon 65 68 67 68 71
Gabon 64 63 66 69 72
Angola 63 65 63 64 67
Congo 62 62 63 67 72
Côte d’Ivoire 60 64 68 68 67
Guinea 58 58 59 54 56
Nigeria 57 57 55 58 59
Sudan 53 56 55 53 54
Congo DR 50 50 50 49 52
Zimbabwe 42 43 42 44 45
East Asia/Pacific Avg. 78 78 78 78 79
Singapore 92 92 91 90 91
Hong Kong 90 91 93 92 92
Taiwan 89 90 89 89 90
Australia 88 86 86 85 87
Japan 87 85 85 85 85
New Zealand 86 86 86 87 86
South Korea 81 81 81 83 83
Malaysia 78 78 79 78 78
Thailand 76 76 76 76 76
Indonesia 71 68 69 69 68
Philippines 69 70 68 68 73
Vietnam 69 71 69 70 69
China 67 69 69 67 70
Papua New Guinea 67 67 64 67 72
Myanmar 63 64 64 64 62

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

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