Country Risk Maps
Globalization, Country Risk and International Investment
This series of maps depicts changes in world risk by showing country risks for the period 1986-2007. By mapping this information the goal is to show patterns of economic Globalization, focusing on the openness and security for international investment.
The contemporary process of Globalization, increasingly aided by the expansion of global communications, is expected to help countries to become safer places for investment over time. The graphs showing the average world risk confirm a trend characterized by an expansion of transnational trade and investment. Showing an upward trend, over the past 21 years the world as a whole has become a safer place to invest.
Other Country Risk Assessments
Country risk assessments have been elaborated based on the countries' financial and monetary status. Their main indicators are debt, inflation, trade balances (imports/exports), and foreign exchange rates.
Country risk ratings normally reflect the best market access rating. These ratings mostly combine the bond market, the loan market, the short-term note market, and the trade finance to which the country has access.
Other assessments on Global Political Risk for emerging markets (mainly developing countries) include various economic and political indicators, while highlighting industries most at risk, the presence of corruption risk, political violence risk, and convertibility risk, (which denotes high levels of potential currency convertibility and/or transfer risk).
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Data and Methodology
These maps treat all of Great Britain as one country. In places where country names/geography have changed over time, regional accuracy is maintained as much as possible (East & West Germany are considered Germany, the Soviet Union is Russia, the Czech Republic includes Czechoslovakia, etc.)
The graphs were created using Adobe Illustrator to further depict the changes in country risk around the world. The series displays world region maps for every year and for all types of risk, including economic, financial, political, and composite risk.
The data was extracted from The PRS Group database .
The spreadsheet that was used for this project is here.
© David Cleveland 2007