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Country Risk Consulting

Convert risk into opportunity

We provide tailored solutions to help you manage country risk. To evaluate your external context, forecast key risks to profitability, establish risk systems, and conduct scenario and impact analysis, leverage our network of more than 1,000 locally placed experts, systematized forecasting methodology, and advanced risk analytics. Find out why strategic planners, risk managers and security leaders rely on us to:

  • Understand local dynamics
  • Develop strategy
  • Select projects
  • Evaluate social and socioeconomic impact

Offerings

Social and Stakeholder Risk Analysis

Do you have a firm understanding of your investment’s stakeholders?

Influence Dynamics
Get qualitative analysis of country politics, including the leader’s agenda, support base, opposition candidates and their platforms; understand security forces, key economic players and foreign investor attitudes/incentives

Power and Stakeholder Mapping
Chart key stakeholders, their influence levels and agendas, possible scenarios and risk mitigation strategies within a country, project or sector

Stakeholder Engagement
Understand stakeholder positioning and influence; plan to mitigate risk as a specific scenario unfolds

Risk Forecasting

Do you know where your business is headed?

Political, Security, Regulatory, Reputation and/or Supply Chain Risk Forecasting
Leverage comprehensive coverage of political, violent, sovereign, banking and investment risk to evaluate operational and investment exposures across more than 200 countries

Early Warning Systems

Do you have intelligence-led processes that provide advance warning of risks to your operations?

Intelligence Collection Plans
Request a multi-layered risk audit—initiated by our analysts and tested by our methodology experts--to limit bias and ensure forecast accuracy

Indicator Monitoring Systems & Reputation Management
Identify and integrate primary risk indicator change alerts into your internal platform via API; model the business impact of more than 640,000 risk events; craft appropriate crisis messaging and response

Streamed Tailored Intelligence
Monitor asset risk worldwide with custom email alerts based on precise asset and location filters

Route Risk Assessment
Benchmark risk levels across a continuous route (road, rail or pipeline network)

Geo-Fencing/Trip Wires
Customize an intelligence feed to receive alerts for location-specific incidents close to proprietary assets

Event Cluster Analysis
Distill large datasets to statistical clusters or “hotspots” of unrest and/or terrorism to test analyst hypotheses

Delta Heat Maps
Visualize unrest/terrorism risk level changes by comparing incident activity in the same location over different periods

Impact and Scenario Analysis

Need to prove your project’s socioeconomic contribution? Identify key risk scenarios and their impact?

Socioeconomic Impact Analysis
Understand the impact of capital projects, ongoing programs as well as changes to policy, technology and business conditions

Scenario Consequence Analysis
Create an outlook model for a given country, operation, project or other focus area to account for strategic trends and to predict probable consequences, including maximum loss

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