POLITICAL RISK INDEX

 

Political Risk Index

Political Risk Index
SURE | SURSAFE

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WHAT IS THE POLITICAL RISK INDEX?

The Subnational Resilience (SURE) and the Subnational Safety (SUSAFE) datasets identifies political risks for location, logistics and investment security at an early stage and helps to develop targeted adaptation strategies. The index is based on empirical data.
Political instability poses an immediate and highly complex set of risks to business interests and well-being. Politically motivated violence is particularly dangerous because war, terrorism and political unrest can cause considerable damage to companies in all sectors. Companies‘ concerns with regard to political risks are the physical well-being of employees abroad, local staff and partners, risk of production sites and disruption of production cycles and lines of communication and transport.
Data-driven solutions, such as the Subnational Resilience (SURE) and the Subnational Safety (SUSAFE) datasets, help clients to timely assess both current and structural risks to travel safety, investments and supply chain networks.
From the danger to life and limb of dispatched employees over the destruction of production facilities to the interruption of important transport routes.

ADVANTAGES

  • Provides context and informs not only about significant events yet integrates hundreds of ongoing conflicts and socio-economic factors to create tailor-made metrics of local stability.  
  • Takes a closer look and evaluates more than 3,800 subnational entities worldwide.
  • Takes a more frequent look and generates individual and current values of immediate and long-term security – month by month.
  • Makes Security scalable and quickly identifies production sites that are politically stable and can be successfully integrated into sustainable supply-chain networks.

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Political Risk Index

WHAT IS THE SUBNATIONAL RESILIENCE INDEX (SURE)?

For the specification Subnational Resilience (SURE), researchers combine information of socio-economic well-being and development with insights on a region’s conflict history to develop a specific resilience value for more than 3,800 distinct first level administrative division of any state. Hence, SURE data is especially well suited for applications for strategic market entry planning as well as for the evaluation of production sites, suppliers and supply chain networks.

SURE database is especially suitable

  • during all stages of market entry efforts
  • for supply chain planning and site selection processes
  • for day-to-day supplier evaluation and selection
  • to identify alternative suppliers or lines of communication and transport during crisis management efforts.

Key characteristics of the SURE database

  • gathers and evaluates data at the subnational level (worldwide > 3,800 subnational units)
  • assigns specific risk values to any region each month (45,600 regional values/year)
  • provides a full picture as it evaluates all ongoing, violent and non-violent, conflicts in a region.
  • indicates where current and anticipated political tensions pose a significant risk to investment security
  • indicates which regions did not or only to a minor extent experience political violence in the recent past.
  • places the regions on a scaled spectrum (0-10) and distinguishes between those with very good, solid, limited or very poor resilience conditions to indicate, where the current level of instability renders adjustments to supply chain networks highly advisable.

WHAT IS THE SUBNATIONAL SAFETY INDEX (SUSAFE)?

For the specification Subnational Safety (SUSAFE), researchers assess systematically gathered monthly updated data on conflict intensities in more than 3,800 distinct first level administrative entities as well as key characteristics of the conflicts, such as their history, geographical extent, societal significance, and the occurrence of violence. In this manner, they generate a specific safety value for each administrative division, province or governorate, which is of great use for all applications and solutions for site monitoring and expat safety as well as travel security.

SUSAFE database is especially suitable

  • for corporate security solutions, aiming to keep travelers, expats and local employees safe
  • during the early stages of market entry efforts, when preparing fact-finding missions and official
    visits for day-to-day site evaluation and monitoring solutions
  • during crisis management efforts, to identify alternative suppliers or lines of communication and transport
  • to identify alternative suppliers or lines of communication and transport during crisis management efforts.

Key characteristics of the SUSAFE database 

  • gathers and evaluates data at the subnational level (worldwide > 3,800 subnational units)
  • provides an overview of the current conflict situation in all regions
  • indicates where political tensions pose a risk for travel planning and employee safety
  • indicates where political tensions prevail and the outbreak of violence should be reckoned with
  • places the regions on a scaled spectrum (0-10), which can be understood easily, and which indicates, where the current level of violence renders adjustments to travel plans highly advisable
  • indicates regions, where political violence occurs, yet remains below the threshold of war (visits are possible, but protection and security measures are highly encouraged).

STANDARD DATA FORMATS

Updates on a monthly basis through intense media and literature screening and data aggregation.

  • csv
  • json

STANDARD GIS FORMATS

  • MapInfo (.tab)
  • Esri Shape file (.shp)
  • Geopackage
  • Spatiallite
  • Geojason

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