There has been a global increase in supply chain risk in the fourth quarter in 2015, driven by increased operational risk and China’s commodity slowdown. Risk continue to rise New Zealand, Australia and China. Nonetheless, Iran’s re-entering into the global supply chain is seen as a positive, especially for the MENA region.
In addition, Sub-Saharan Africa’s score has improved according to the CIPS Risk Index, powered by Dun & Bradstreet. There has been improvements in Cote D’Ivoire, Namibia and Senegal, driven by investments in infrastructure and declining budget deficits. Zambia and Malawi both got downgraded due to corruption scandals, power shortages and the community bust (e.g. Zambia copper).