The Venture Capital & Private Equity
Country Attractiveness Index
Alexander Groh, Heinrich Liechtenstein, Karsten Lieser and Markus Biesinger

Syria  
Rank: 119 · Score: 15.3  

Basic facts, 2017        
Population (millions) 18.4   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Bottom
GDP (US$ billions) 30.6   M&A volume (quartile) Bottom
GDP per capita (US$) 1,660.4   Venture capital investments (quartile) Bottom
GDP growth (per cent) -4.0   Private equity investments (quartile) Bottom
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VCPE Country Attractiveness Index 119 4, 4, 4, 4, 6 15.3
1 Economic Activity 115 0, 23, 0, 14, 10 46.7
2 Depth of Capital Market 117 15, 6, 6, 6, 8 5.4
3 Taxation 86 58, 52, 51, 52, 39 88.4
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 117 14, 14, 16, 8, 8 35.3
5 Human and Social Environment 123 5, 4, 3, 3, 2 15.4
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 120 4, 4, 5, 5, 5 14.4


 
Historic performance, 2014-2018   Key driver performance, 2018

   

VCPE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Syria  
Middle East
 
 
 
Peer Group Comparison
 
Regional Peers Economic Activity Depth of Capital Market Taxation Investor Protection and
Corporate Governance
Human and Social
Envorinment
Entrepreneurial Culture
and Deal Opportunites
Bahrain 70.3 55.4 100.9 66.5 50.1 49.4
Qatar 84.1 34.8 99.5 49.6 74.3 61.2
Jordan 60.0 50.3 92.3 38.0 48.3 50.8
Oman 48.7 54.0 89.8 63.5 51.0 33.6
Kuwait 66.7 42.4 90.9 55.9 41.8 31.8
Lebanon 68.4 31.3 97.3 43.8 36.8 51.2
Syria 46.7 5.4 88.4 35.3 15.4 14.4
Last updated: 3 Feb 2018