The Energy Investment Risk Assessment (EIRA) is a publication of the Energy Charter Secretariat that evaluates risks to 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.
#EIRA2020 contains 30 profiles of countries from Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe. It highlights the key strengths and areas for improvement in each country and gives recommendations to improve results. The profiles of the recurrent participants include a year-on-year comparison table.
This year’s report introduces a new annex which summarises of actions taken by governments to address the improvements suggested in the previous editions of EIRA. It also contains new information from the Orbis Crossborder Investment database on energy projects and deals completed between 2015-2020 in the participating countries. The data gives readers background information on the investment trends in the participating countries, the target industries that received the most attention, the number of projects and deals completed in this timeframe, and their value.
As of October 2019 a website dedicated to EIRA is available: