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09 Jul 2015 description
map Maplecroft

In recent weeks, the Turkey to Greece sea passage has surpassed the North Africa to Italy route in volume of migrants and asylum seekers attempting to reach Europe. Increasing numbers of refugees are fleeing extreme human security situations in Syria (ranked 1st and most at risk out of the 198 countries assessed in Verisk Maplecroft’s Human Rights Risk Index 2015), Iraq (3rd) and Afghanistan (5th), placing further pressures on a weakening Greek economy and struggling infrastructure.

11 Mar 2015 description

Vienna, Austria, March 11, 2015. Over 30 partner countries stand to benefit from the latest round of financing approved at the 150th Session of the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID).

Public sector approvals amounting to US$201m will support the following projects:

Bangladesh 25.0

10 Oct 2012 description
report Maplecroft

'Arab Awakening' countries at increased risk from 2013 food price shock

Despite strong economic growth, food security remains an issue of primary importance for Africa, according to a new study by risk analysis company Maplecroft, which classifies 75% of the continent’s countries at ‘high’ or ‘extreme risk.’

12 Sep 2012 description

Vienna, Austria, September 12, 2012. The Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), meeting in its 140th Session, has approved 12 loans and grants totaling over US$201 million to boost socio-economic development in 29 partner countries. The bulk of the funding will co-finance projects aimed at combating energy poverty, followed by loans to help bolster the agriculture, education, health and transportation sectors of the recipient countries. The loans are as follows:

Bangladesh US$30.0m

26 Oct 2011 description
report Maplecroft

Analysis of three years’ data shows continuing trend for conflict in MENA, Central Africa and the Indian subcontinent

The popular uprisings of the Arab Spring have propelled Egypt, Libya and Syria into the most severe risk category of an annual study evaluating the intensity of armed conflict across 197 nations, while economic giant India is also rated at ‘extreme risk.’

22 Mar 2011 description
report Maplecroft

Lack of stable supplies may lead to future oil price hikes and regional unrest

Extreme water security risks across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) may lead to further increases in global oil prices and heightened political tensions in the future, according to a new study, which rates the region as having the least secure water supplies in the world.

The Water Security Risk Index and map, developed by risk analysis and mapping firm Maplecroft, rates 18 countries at 'extreme risk' with 15 located in …

03 Mar 2011 description

« Je suis venu à Tunis pour écouter les Tunisiens et les accompagner dans leur transition démocratique. Notre action est d'envergure et concrète, centrée sur la croissance économique et la création d'emplois. »

Philippe de Fontaine Vive, Vice-Président de la BEI

Les 2 et 3 mars 2011, Philippe de Fontaine Vive, Vice-Président de la Banque européenne d'investissement, s'est rendu à Tunisie pour rencontrer les nouvelles autorités tunisiennes et recueillir les attentes économiques et sociales de nos partenaires.