• Population 28,498,687
  • Area (km2) 527,970
  • GDP per capita (USD) 824.11
  • TPES (Mtoe) 3.30
  • Energy intensity
    (toe/103 2010 USD)
  • CO2 emissions - energy (MtCO2) 8.0

Yemen’s overall risk level against
the assessed areas is moderate.

While some policies and measures are in place, more concrete steps must be taken to strengthen Yemen’s performance across all indicators and underlying sub-indicators. Particular attention should be given to communicating the country’s national vision and energy policies better.

risk level

Of the three risks assessed in EIRA, breach of State obligations is lower compared to discrimination between domestic and foreign investors and unpredictable policy and regulatory change.
  • 58%
    Unpredictable policy and regulatory changes
  • 50%
    Discrimination between foreign and domestic investors
  • 43%
    Breach of state obligations

indicator performance

Yemen’s performance is moderate on three indicators, and it is low on one indicator. It has a score of 57 on the indicator rule of law, 47 on regulatory environment and investment conditions and 46 on management of decision-making processes. Its score on foresight of policy and regulatory change is 25.

Sub-indicator performance

On a more detailed level, Yemen’s overall sub-indicator performance is moderate. The highest-scoring sub-indicator is respect for property rights at 58, followed by management and settlement of investor-State disputes at 55. The sub-indicators institutional governance and restrictions on FDI are both at 50. Its score is 44 on regulatory effectiveness, 42 on transparency and 26 on robustness of policy goals and commitments. The lowest-scoring sub-indicator is communication of vision and policies at 24.