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Foresight Political Risk

Embed risk in decision making

Does information overload prevent you from incorporating risk into your business decisions?

Get streamed intelligence and dynamic forecasts on political instability, contract frustration, bribery and corruption, tax, and currency risks. Incorporate location-specific intelligence on civil unrest, disruption, and violent risks in country entry and investment strategy. Access consistent sub-sovereign risk ratings and advanced mapping. This forward-looking workflow solution puts strategic planners, business development executives, and public affairs teams in the best possible place to evaluate risk and opportunity ratio, enabling you to:

  • Resolve information overload
  • Evaluate local dynamics
  • Conduct horizon scanning
  • Monitor exposure
  • Make the right choices

Content & Delivery

Content Political Instability

Contract Risks
Bribery &




Tax and Currency Risks Violence Update Frequency

Incident/Indicator Events

Over 780,000 raw intelligence signals





Daily (2,000/week)

Insight Briefs

Over 19,000 assessments on emerging risks





Daily (200/month)

Forecast Briefs Over 1,150 standing peril- -specific forecasts





3-month review cycle + significant outlook change (80+/week)

Risk Index One-year risk rating for 7 sub-sovereign risk types for 196 countries





3-month review cycle + significant outlook change

Location-Specific Risk Ratings One-year risk score for every 500m2 globally for overall political violence, war, terrorism, and civil unrest risk




Workflow Tools

Home Page
Customize your home page to create your own risk dashboard with current priorities

Custom Alerts
Create up to ten custom alerts based on your own intelligence criteria (e.g. risk type, relevance, keywords, location)

Online Mapping
Visualize risk with dynamic war, terrorism, civil unrest and overall political violence risk mapping for every point on the planet and integrate geocoded incident and indicator events

Advanced Search
Search online database of 780, 000 incident and indicator events, 19, 000 insight briefs and 1, 150 forecast briefs using location, risk type, date and relevance filters

Report Builder
Create and communicate reports with risk content in word, PDF or email format

Member Privileges

Analyst Access
On-demand access to the Country Risk Analysis and Forecasting team

Special Reports & Major Incident Response Assessments
Country Risk Quarterly, topical reports and incident evaluations

Bulletins and Newsletters
Daily and weekly intelligence reports by country, industry, risk and asset type (opt-in)

Country Risk Webcasts
Webcasts on key events and trends with leading expert Q&A

IHS Markit Forum
Complimentary passes to the premier IHS Markit conference series

Systematized Forecasting Methodology

Foresight Political Risk builds on a systemized methodology to make precise forecasts.

Dedicated Intelligence Infrastructure

Our 60-person forecasting team leverages dedicated intelligence collection against indicators of change to drive forecasts on commercially relevant outcomes for 196 countries.

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