Global Political Risk Index

Global Political Risk Index
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First Published: Thu, Feb 19 2009. 12 47 AM IST

Updated: Thu, Feb 19 2009. 12 47 AM IST
India ranks 12 in Eurasia Group’s ranking of 24 countries based on their political risks. The outlook is neutral for India, which had a composite score of 62 in the latest monthly Global Political Risk Index (GPRI) compiled by Eurasia Group, a political risk consultancy, which expects the government to push the new US administration to exert pressure on Pakistan for extraditing militants.
Only one Asian country—South Korea—is in the top 10 of the rankings at third place (behind Hungary and Poland) and with a positive outlook. Pakistan ranked last, with a negative outlook, as it faces international pressure to either extradite or prosecute militants, heightening “the risk of regional tension and domestic turmoil”.
The index is a composite measure of a country’s government, society, security and economy. While the score indicates stability or instability for the month gone by (January, in this case), the outlook (positive, negative or neutral) indicates which way the scores will likely move.
Mint has partnered with the Eurasia Group for GPRI and runs this every month. Mint carried the previous GPRI on 7 January.
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