North Africa Risk Consulting is the only political and security risk and business intelligence firm specializing strictly in North Africa, with core emphases on extractive industries (oil and gas, mining.)

Founded in 2010, NARCO has extensive experience helping clients navigate Maghreb markets.

NARCO provides political and security risk analysis in Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia.

NARCO also undertakes due diligence and corporate intelligence investigations throughout North Africa where legally permissible.

If you need to know North Africa, know North Africa Risk Consulting.


Geoff D. Porter founded North Africa Risk Consulting.

Geoff has more than two decades of experience working in North Africa and the hydrocarbons and mining sectors.

Alongside running NARCO, Geoff is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Combating Terrorism Center  at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

In addition, Geoff is a Senior Advisor at GPW, a London-based political risk, business intelligence, and dispute consulting firm. 

Geoff regularly travels and works in North Africa where he has forged enduring relationships with stakeholders in government, state-owned enterprises, the private sector, journalism, and academia.


North Africa Risk Consulting believes in doing one thing and doing it exceptionally well. NARCO provides consulting services strictly for North Africa.

We are not an Africa consultancy. We are not a Middle East and North Africa (MENA) consultancy. We are not a consultancy that chases clients from one geography to the next.

We know North Africa. And we know it better than anyone.

NARCO does not pay for information or intelligence and does not subcontract client work to third parties. Neither does NARCO cold call sources.

NARCO privileges discretion and never discloses with whom it works.

All NARCO services are FCPA and UK Bribery Act compliant.


NARCO CLOSEHOLD is timely, actionable analysis derived from discreet sources. NARCO CLOSEHOLDs are crafted as events merit. They are available to NARCO's subscription and retainer clients and on a case-by-case basis.

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