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

Syria  
Rank: 118 · Score: 19.5  

Basic facts, 2020        
Population (millions) 17.5   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Bottom
GDP (US$ billions) 18.1   M&A volume (quartile) Bottom
GDP per capita (US$) 1,033.0   Venture capital investments (quartile) Bottom
GDP growth (per cent) -5.5   Private equity investments (quartile) Bottom
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VC/PE Country Attractiveness Index 118 12, 9, 6, 9, 7 19.5
1 Economic Activity 103 12, 10, 10, 16, 22 57.3
2 Depth of Capital Market 102 27, 27, 25, 25, 23 8.1
3 Taxation 90 54, 54, 39, 34, 35 83.6
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 121 7, 4, 4, 6, 4 33.6
5 Human and Social Environment 124 2, 2, 2, 1, 1 9.9
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 113 11, 13, 12, 12, 12 23.7


 
Historic performance, 2017-2021   Key driver performance, 2021
 

   
VC/PE 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
Environment
Entrepreneurial
Opportunites
Qatar 79.1 47.7 93.9 46.1 42.4 49.5
Kuwait 76.2 61.2 85.8 64.1 28.1 39.0
Bahrain 67.4 45.0 95.3 71.6 33.7 39.8
Oman 62.8 55.7 84.8 65.9 36.2 30.8
Jordan 61.4 44.9 93.5 50.9 35.5 44.2
Lebanon 62.7 23.2 91.0 43.4 25.8 47.4
Syria 57.3 8.1 83.6 33.6 9.9 23.7
Last updated: 21 Jun 2021