Tag Archive for political risk

Integrity Due Diligence – Towards an integrated approach to Compliance (II)

Corporations and institutions can attain a strategic and competitive advantage by pursuing an integrated approach to integrity due diligence.  By assessing the trustworthiness and reliability of customers, business partners and any third parties, organisations ensure the fulfilment of compliance requirements, whilst concurrently facilitating a concerted effort to combat money laundering, fraud and corruption (‘MLFC’) –…

Analyzing the Role of Politically Exposed Persons in Tender Projects

A major concern for a company getting engaged in a tender project in a foreign country is the opaque role that Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) might play through the relationship between business and politics surrounding the project. This article builds on previous explorations of approaches to political risk research, and ties in with the recent…

Breaking the Cycles of Violence

Organized violence, be it politically or criminally motivated, poses the most prominent risk to the socio-economic development of a country. Some 1.5 billion people worldwide are affected by violence, a disturbing number, revealed by the World Bank in “The World Development Report 2011: Conflict, Security, and Development”. The Report contains a major shift in focus…

The Issue-based Approach to Monitoring Political Risk

Given the diversity of countries to monitor, this article introduces a generic method for political risk intelligence that can easily be customized to a client’s needs. Defined as the issue-based approach, it mediates between the macro-level of assessing the main categories of political risk and the micro-level analysis of political power networks. The issue-based approach…

Political Risk and Political Due Diligence (I)

The dramatic and still undecided processes of regime change in the Arab world highlight the fundamental relevance of political risk for doing business in countries that were wrongfully regarded as stable, until the outbreak of civil unrest. Even though political violence in host countries is the most vivid case of political risk, there are other…