Risk levels within Country Risk Category ‘Infrastructure & Transport’

In the Safeture platform, every country is assigned an overall risk level, which is based on the combined risk levels for the different risk categories (see further below for a summary of all Country Risk Categories). These risks are adjusted to the local context to reflect how the risks impact the operating environment in the country. Below you will find the definitions of the risk levels within the Infrastructure & Transport category.

Infrastructure & Transport

  • Negligible: Extensive and resilient Critical National Infrastructure (CNI). Transport system is extensive, safe, and reliable.

  • Low: CNI is resilient but with precedent for elements failing for short periods of time (less than 24hrs). Transport system is effective but not extensive.

  • Medium: CNI is not extensive nor resilient and is sometimes unable to cope with demands placed upon it. Transport system is unsafe, unreliable, and ineffective. Major routes are blocked for short periods with some regularity. Sporadic disruption to basic commodity supplies. Some disruption to telecommunication systems. Power cuts frequent.

  • High: CNI is failing with regularity. CNI is limited and unable to cope with demands placed upon it by local and foreign nationals. Transport options are limited, and major routes are blocked for prolonged periods of time. Essential commodities (fuel, food, and water) are in short or irregular supply. Power and other utility supplies are cut with frequency (several times per day) and for periods longer than six hours.

  • Critical: CNI has completely failed. Freedom of choice in terms of transport options is extremely limited. Supply of essential commodities very infrequent.

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