Rating Countries

Resistance to Shock (RtS) and complexity country ratings are based on World Development Indicators as provided by the World Bank. The ratings are holistic as they take into account all facets of a country as a system such as:

  • Economy, GDP structure

  • Energy production/consumption

  • Transportation

  • Education

  • Healthcare

  • Unemployment

  • Infrastructures

  • Agriculture

  • Environment

  • Pollution

  • Telecommunications

  • Finance

  • Military expenses

  • Crime

  • Population

  • etc.

for a total of over 1400 indicators. Country ratings are issued once a year. 

The distribution of country resilience is depicted in the chart below, where one may notice that the distribution is significantly skewed and therefore non-Gaussian.

Distribution of county resilience. The distribution is highly skewed.

The majority of countries have a resilience ranging from approximately 70% to around 75%. However, there are countries with resilience well above 80%.

An example of the Complexity Profile of a European country is illustrated below (data source: Eurostat, published in BLOOMBERG).


In order to obtain a resilience rating and measure of the complexity of a set of countries simply send us a list. We will get back to you with a quotation.

Download Example Reports. Analysis based on EUROSTAT data, Q1, 2018.