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Top 10 Riskiest Outsourcing locations in the world

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We have published number of posts over last couple of years on Top Outsourcing companies, best managed outsourcing companies and , but this list is exactly opposite to that.

This list gives you the riskiest cities to outsource your work. If you are looking to outsource your work to any of these countries, think twice !

This list has been published by Black Book of Outsourcing who have been doing it for last 3 years.

The rankings of the riskiest places are based on factors like high terrorist or rebel target threats, uncontrolled environment waste and pollution, corruption and organised crime, unstable currency, geopolitical conditions and unsecured networks and technology.

Outsourcing Risk

Here are the top 10 riskiest cities for outsourcing.

1. Bogota, Columbia

Local Strife & Obstructive Forces to Capitalism – 9.11
Corruption & Organized Crime – 9.81
Transnational & Geopolitical Issues – 3.22
Unstable Currency – 8.23
Unsecured & Unprotected Networks – 9.83

2. Bangkok, Thailand

Local Strife & Obstructive Forces to Capitalism – 8.83
Corruption & Organized Crime – 9.03
Transnational & Geopolitical Issues – 1.84
Unstable Currency – 8.89
Unsecured & Unprotected Networks – 9.73

3. Johannesburg. South Africa

Local Strife & Obstructive Forces to Capitalism – 9.25
Corruption & Organized Crime – 9.59
Transnational & Geopolitical Issues – 4.64
Unstable Currency – 7.83
Unsecured & Unprotected Networks – 9.19

4. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Local Strife & Obstructive Forces to Capitalism – 5.60
Corruption & Organized Crime – 7.39
Transnational & Geopolitical Issues – 1.99
Unstable Currency – 6.74
Unsecured & Unprotected Networks – 9.33

5. Kingston, Jamaica

Local Strife & Obstructive Forces to Capitalism – 3.50
Corruption & Organized Crime – 8.35
Transnational & Geopolitical Issues – 0.32
Unstable Currency – 3.33
Unsecured & Unprotected Networks – 9.39

6. Delhi/Noida/Gurgaon, India

Woohoo we have an Indian City as well here

Local Strife & Obstructive Forces to Capitalism – 4.03
Corruption & Organized Crime – 4.88
Transnational & Geopolitical Issues – 9.04
Unstable Currency – 5.13
Unsecured & Unprotected Networks – 8.25

7. Manila/Cebu/Makati, Philippines

Local Strife & Obstructive Forces to Capitalism – 2.05
Corruption & Organized Crime – 7.89
Transnational & Geopolitical Issues – 3.96
Unstable Currency – 4.27
Unsecured & Unprotected Networks – 6.96

8. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Local Strife & Obstructive Forces to Capitalism – 4.03
Corruption & Organized Crime – 9.27
Transnational & Geopolitical Issues – 3.34
Unstable Currency – 3.21
Unsecured & Unprotected Networks – 7.11

9. Mumbai, India

Another Indian city !

Local Strife & Obstructive Forces to Capitalism – 4.89
Corruption & Organized Crime – 5.38
Transnational & Geopolitical Issues – 8.29
Unstable Currency – 3.33
Unsecured & Unprotected Networks – 5.52

10. Jerusalem, Israel

Local Strife & Obstructive Forces to Capitalism – 7.67
Corruption & Organized Crime – 2.91
Transnational & Geopolitical Issues – 8.55
Unstable Currency – 4.24
Unsecured & Unprotected Networks – 7.42
source: Black Book of Outsourcing

I know what you are thinking, how come Indian cities feature in this list if India is the Top outsourcing country in the world !

The reason is simple, although it is one of the riskiest cities for outsourcing, the benefits like  low cost labour, English speaking population far outweigh the risks involved. !

  1. Mihir Naik says

    I agree with 2 cities of india because really the currency is unstable. :)

  2. Amit says

    This is funny it lists two cities of Indian Union but provide different currency risks for same currency managed by Reserve Bank of India.
    This factor should be at-least same.

    Delhi/Noida/Gurgaon
    Unstable Currency – 5.13

    Mumbai, India
    Unstable Currency – 3.33

  3. Mark Adkins says

    When was the last time you visited Bogota, Colombia? I don’t know what grudge you obviously hold, but you are extremely misinformed about the state of things in Bogota. I’ve included a few recent links for you to peruse.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/017/301nyrut.asp?pg=1

    http://travel.nytimes.com/2010/07/04/travel/04hours.html?ref=travel

    With crime rate less than Washington D.C., a stable government and economy – Bogota is an IDEAL location for offshore development. Let’s add some cities like Buenos Aires (economic issues) or Santiago, Chile (natural disasters) to the list when discussing the riskiest locations for offshore work…

  4. Sameer Pal Singh says

    How you got this bullshit list..

    There is no name of Pakistan here. Also, you have mentioned two indian cities which contributes a good part of the Indian IT Industry. How the currency is unstable at these places ??

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