The Energy Investment Risk Assessment (EIRA) is a publication of the Energy Charter Secretariat that evaluates specific risks affecting energy investment that can be mitigated through adjustments to policy, legal and regulatory frameworks. It aims to identify policy gaps, provide learning opportunities, and stimulate reforms which make the investment climate of countries more robust and reduce the risk of investor-State disputes.
Results for countries in the report are presented in the form of individual country risk profiles. Apart from highlighting the key strengths and areas for improvement in each country, the profiles of the recurrent participants include a year-on-year comparison table. Other types of investment risk such as commercial, technical and geopolitical, are not within the scope of the publication. In 2017 the first non-public edition of EIRA was developed. In 2018 the first public edition of this report has been published. In 2019, the EIRA report already contains 34 profiles on countries from Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe. As of October 2019 a website dedicated to EIRA is available.