Over 10 percent of countries are increasingly vulnerable to “global risks” like terrorism, pandemics and climate change, according to a report published by Maplecroft on Thursday.
The risk consultancy firm studied 179 countries, and found that around 10 percent were more at risk from “global risks” than in 2012. The majority of these countries were in Sub-Saharan Africa or East Africa, including Mali, Guinea, Madagascar, Mozambique and Tanzania.
In its report on the subject, Maplecroft used 36 risk indices to identify emerging business-related risks like infectious disease, macroeconomic risk and resource insecurity. It also analyzed a country’s resilience — its ability to bounce back from a shock at the government and societal level.