In the annual survey conducted by the Datamonitor Group on the riskiest cities for offshore outsourcing, industry buyers and corporate development leaders ranked Karachi, Pakistan as the most dangerous outsourcing location, followed by Medellin, Colombia, and Juarez in Mexico. According to an article by Stephanie Overby, the said cities were labeled as such because of crime rates, corruption, geopolitical risk, and terrorist threats.
Last year, Manila, Philippines was included in the list of riskiest outsourcing locations, but managed to move out of the list as successful service providers gave some positive light to the outsourcing hub.
The 25 Most Dangerous Cities for Offshore Outsourcing
1. Karachi, Pakistan 2. Medellin, Colombia 3. Juarez, Mexico 4. Cali, Columbia 5. Tijuana, Mexico 6. Lahore, Pakistan 7. Jakarta, Indonesia 8. Lagos, Nigeria 9. Dhaka, Bangladesh 10. Chittagong, Bangladesh 11. Amman, Jordan 12. Khulna, Bangladesh 13. Faisalabad, Pakistan 14. Rawalpindi, Pakistan 15. Port-au-Prince, Haiti 16. Managua, Nicaragua 17. Chihuahua, Mexico 18. Ljubljana, Slovenia 19. Tashkent, Uzbekistan 20. Bandung, Indonesia 21. Kingston, Jamaica 22. Tel Aviv, Israel 23. Colombo, Sri Lanka 24. Johannesburg, South Africa 25. Accra, Ghana