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The 10 Riskiest Locations In The World For Outsourcing

The list, built around concerns over terrorism, pollution, and geopolitical tensions, includes cities from a range of countries that could otherwise constitute a round-the-world tourism dream: Thailand, Jamaica, South Africa, Brazil, India, Israel, the Philippines, and Colombia. Read on to see if your company's global outsourcing map matches up with this list of the world's10 riskiest locations for outsourcing.

The list, built around concerns over terrorism, pollution, and geopolitical tensions, includes cities from a range of countries that could otherwise constitute a round-the-world tourism dream: Thailand, Jamaica, South Africa, Brazil, India, Israel, the Philippines, and Colombia. Read on to see if your company's global outsourcing map matches up with this list of the world's10 riskiest locations for outsourcing.Here are the top 10 as ranked by Brown & Wilson, authors of the annual "Black Book of Outsourcing": 1. Bogota, Colombia 2. Bangkok, Thailand 3. Johannesburg, South Africa 4. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 5. Kingston, Jamaica 6. Delhi/Noida/Gurgaon (NCR), India 7. Manila, Philippines 8. Rio do Janeiro, Brazil 9. Mumbai, India 10. Jerusalem, Israel

Bogota took the dreaded top spot for a handful of reasons, according to an article in India Times:

"Corruption and organized crime are at the highest in Bogota. The country's unstable currency is also regarded as a reason why companies may find it going tough. Other issues that Black Book Outsourcing highlights are transnational & geopolitical, unsecured & unprotected networks, infrastructure, technology & telephone and terrorist or rebel target threats.

"Besides these, uncontrolled environmental waste and pollution and legal system immaturity also form part of reasons why companies may not consider Bogota as an ideal outsourcing location."

In a separate article, the Economic Times of India said that an expanded list of the world's 25 riskiest locations for outsourcing from Brown & Wilson includes eight from India: Delhi/Noida/Gurgaon; Mumbai; Bangalore; Hyderabad; Chennai; Pune; Chandrigarh; and Kolkata.

Conversely, topping the list of the world's safest locations for outsourcing are:

1. Singapore 2. Dublin, Ireland 3. Santiago, Chile 4. Krakow/Warsaw, Poland 5. Toronto/Montreal, Canada

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