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. Ongoing events in North Africa and the Sahara have heightened the need to understand political circumstances, their trajectories and implications for the commercial environment.

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.


North Africa Risk Consulting was founded in 2010 by Geoff D. Porter. Geoff has more than two decades of experience working in North Africa and a decade of experience working with the hydrocarbons and mining sectors.From 2013-2016, Geoff was also an assistant professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point and a researcher at the Combating Terrorism Center. Prior to founding North Africa Risk Consulting, Geoff was Managing Director at a corporate intelligence and due diligence firm in New York City and earlier was the Practice Head for Middle East and Africa at the world's leading political risk consultancy. Before Geoff launched his consulting career, he was a professor of Middle East and Islamic History at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.

Throughout his career, Geoff has regularly travelled and worked in North Africa. During this time, he built enduring and trusted relationships with stakeholders in government, state-owned enterprises, the private sector, journalism, and academia. These diverse friends, contacts, and sources are the backbone of North Africa Risk Consulting's competitive advantage.


North Africa Risk Consulting believes in doing one thing and doing it exceptionally well. NARCO provides consulting services strictly for North Africa. For NARCO’s purposes, North Africa is Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya.

NARCO only works with trusted and proven in-country sources who have been developed over the course of twenty years. In addition to maintaining a diverse range of contacts and sources, NARCO leadership travels frequently in the region to meet with clients and stakeholders. No political or security situation is static. NARCO's approach consistently reassesses the political and security environment and helps clients recalibrate their positions to ensure ongoing success.

NARCO does not pay for information or intelligence and does not subcontract client work to third parties.

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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