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Mining Journal World Risk Report 2020

The Investment Risk Index (IRI) is the underwriting tool published within the Mining Journal Intelligence World Risk Report 2020 (feat.Minehutte ratings) and provides jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction ratings across five core areas necessary to consider when assessing mining-related risk: Legal, Governance, Social, Fiscal and Infrastructure. It applies a methodical and scientific approach by combining hard, established risk-related metrics with perceived risk to generate rounded and robust, year-on-year numbers for some 100+ jurisdictions. Perceived risk is measured by the World Risk Survey, completed by more than 900 respondents, who have shared their insight into the risk landscape for their mining jurisdiction. The survey also asks respondents to assess the geology of their host jurisdiction, which we combine with our risk rating to measure the overall opportunity; and a review of the permitting regime, which is a key consideration but falls outside the measurables of the IRI. And finally, we ask respondents to assess global trends in Business and Operating risk in terms of both severity and then manageability to identify broader shifts in risk attitudes across borders. Each year we collect some 3,500 unique and aggregated data points, deepening the value of the database with every report published.


What’s in the report:

Investment Risk Index

A section presenting dissecting, while also providing a comprehensive of the report’s Investment Risk Index through detailed discussion, analysis and visuals, including a heat map. The section introduces the 10 ‘hard risk’ metrics and the ‘perceived risk’ scores which are combined to produce the Investment Risk Index ratings for each of the 90+ jurisdictions across the five categories including Legal, Governance, Social, Fiscal and Infrastructure.

General Risk

 Separated into Business Risk and Operating Risk, this section is centered on in-depth discussion and visual representation of Risk Level and Ease of Management for each of the headlining risks across these two areas, including Regulation and Commodity substitution in terms of business risks and Geotechnical and Social licence in terms of business risks. Response options remain unchanged year on year to allow for direct comparison.

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