Commercial Perspectives on Political Risk in Sub-Saharan Africa

October, 2012
IDA document: D-4841
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Africa , Documents
Division: Intelligence Analyses Division
Andrea S. Pongo, Ashley N. Bybee, Stephanie M. Burchard See more authors
During Phase I of the project on the impacts of new oil discoveries on political stability in Africa, IDA studied commercial approaches to political risk. Commercial approaches to risk assessment are based on different criteria from assessments performed in an academic or public-sector context. It is important to understand the risks inherent to oil and gas (O&G) operations and how international oil companies (IOCs) judge whether to enter a new market when new O&G discoveries are made in host countries.