TUVALU

Country risk rating

C3

SENSITIVE RISK for enterprise

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GDP USD0.049bn (World ranking 206, World Bank 2020)
Population 0.012m (World ranking 215, World Bank 2020)
Form of state Parliamentary Democracy
Head of government Kausea NATANO (Prime Minister)
Next elections 2023, legislative
  • Valuable access to the ocean attracts FDI in seafood production
  • Developing tourism activities
  • Pro-business and pro-investment government
  • Low inflation
  • A remote island, isolated in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, almost entirely dependent on imports, particularly of food and fuel
  • Vulnerable to climate change and rising sea levels
  • Tuvalu’s lack of land makes industrial development very unlikely
  • Tuvalu’s main sources of revenues and investments come from external sources: remittances or foreign aid
  • Small population and important lack of infrastructure
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