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

20-Oct 19 18 17 16
GLOBAL AVERAGES 70 71 72 72 71
N. & Cent. America Avg. 71 73 73 73 74
Canada 89 91 91 92 92
United States 83 87 87 88 86
Jamaica 78 79 80 78 76
Panama 76 78 78 77 77
Trinidad & Tobago 76 78 78 79 79
Costa Rica 74 75 75 73 72
El Salvador 74 76 74 69 69
Mexico 73 71 70 75 79
Guatemala 70 71 72 71 73
Dominican Republic 69 70 71 71 69
Honduras 67 68 70 67 68
Nicaragua 66 67 66 72 74
Haiti 53 59 61 64 64
Cuba 43 48 50 48 56
South America Avg. 66 67 68 68 68
Chile 79 80 83 83 82
Uruguay 78 79 79 77 77
Peru 73 78 78 78 78
Paraguay 72 72 74 72 73
Guyana 71 68 66 67 65
Suriname 70 71 71 68 68
Colombia 70 71 73 74 73
Brazil 64 66 68 67 68
Bolivia 62 61 63 67 67
Argentina 60 62 66 70 67
Ecuador 51 59 59 57 57
Venezuela 39 39 39 39 41
West Europe Avg. 79 81 81 80 80
Norway 88 88 88 88 88
Austria 87 87 87 87 86
Sweden 86 86 86 86 88
Ireland 85 84 83 82 81
Switzerland 84 86 86 84 84
Netherlands 84 86 87 86 84
Finland 84 85 87 83 84
Germany 82 84 84 84 83
Denmark 81 83 83 82 82
Belgium 79 80 80 80 79
Spain 77 80 80 78 77
United Kingdom 77 76 77 78 80
France 72 74 78 76 75
Greece 72 74 72 68 65
Portugal 72 75 77 74 74
Turkey 72 72 72 73 72
Italy 70 70 69 71 70
Central & South Asia 65 67 67 67 66
India 72 74 72 72 70
Azerbaijan 72 74 73 71 71
Sri Lanka 67 69 68 70 71
Bangladesh 64 65 66 63 64
Kazakhstan 63 66 66 68 67
Pakistan 52 55 56 57 54
East Europe Avg. 75 75 75 74 74
Czech Republic 87 89 89 88 89
Bulgaria 84 83 83 83 81
Poland 82 82 82 78 79
Slovakia 82 83 84 81 82
Romania 76 77 77 77 77
Hungary 73 74 74 73 73
Ukraine 57 58 53 53 55
Russia 56 57 57 56 52
MidEast/N. Africa Avg. 64 65 65 65 65
United Arab Emirates 86 89 90 88 87
Israel 84 85 85 84 81
Kuwait 77 77 77 77 78
Oman 74 74 74 76 77
Saudi Arabia 74 74 76 76 76
Morocco 71 72 72 71 69
Algeria 61 62 62 62 63
Egypt 60 64 63 58 56
Tunisia 60 64 62 65 67
Iran 47 49 50 57 57
Libya 46 46 46 44 40
Iraq 45 48 48 47 47
Syria 45 45 45 46 43
Sub-Saharan Africa Avg. 60 61 62 63 63
Botswana 80 81 81 82 82
Ghana 66 68 68 71 68
South Africa 65 69 67 65 67
Angola 64 63 65 63 64
Cameroon 64 65 68 67 68
Kenya 62 65 67 67 65
Guinea 61 58 58 59 54
Gabon 61 64 63 66 69
Congo 61 62 62 63 67
Zambia 60 65 66 65 67
Côte d’Ivoire 58 60 64 68 68
Nigeria 57 57 57 55 58
Sudan 50 53 56 55 53
Congo DR 50 50 50 50 49
Zimbabwe 36 42 43 42 44
East Asia/Pacific Avg. 77 78 78 78 78
Singapore 90 92 92 91 90
Hong Kong 88 90 91 93 92
Taiwan 88 89 90 89 89
Japan 86 87 85 85 85
New Zealand 86 86 86 86 87
Australia 85 88 86 86 85
South Korea 82 81 81 81 83
Malaysia 78 78 78 79 78
Thailand 76 76 76 76 76
Indonesia 69 71 68 69 69
Vietnam 69 69 71 69 70
Philippines 67 69 70 68 68
Papua New Guinea 65 67 67 64 67
China 64 67 69 69 67
Myanmar 62 63 64 64 64

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

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