The following country priorities define which sources are covered on ecoi.net, i.e. which documents you can expect to find for a country. The country priorities are based on European and global asylum statistics and affects the coverage of a wide range of sources and countries on ecoi.net.

More than 160 sources are covered regularly on ecoi.net. Our team of content managers regularly screens these sources’ publications for inclusion on ecoi.net. Countries from priority A receive the most coverage, priority E receives the least coverage. To ensure consistency, we use statistics from the past 3 years. Statistics on applications lodged in Austria, Germany and the EU are weighted slightly higher during our ranking.

Please see https://www.ecoi.net/en/about/our-sources/ for a list of the sources we regularly cover, which kind of publications we are covering for each of these sources, and for which country priorities they are covered.

A Countries

Afghanistan
Eritrea
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Iraq
Pakistan
Russia
Somalia
Syria (Syrian Arab Republic)

B1 Countries

Albania
Chad
China
Colombia
Congo, Democratic Republic of the (DRC)
Cuba
El Salvador
Georgia
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
India
Mexico
Moldova
Myanmar
Nicaragua
North Macedonia
Palestine
Serbia
South Sudan
Venezuela

B2 Countries

Algeria
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Côte d'Ivoire
Ethiopia
Gambia, The
Guinea
Mali
Morocco
Nigeria
Senegal
Sudan
Turkey [+R]
Ukraine
Vietnam
Yemen

C Countries

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Egypt
Ghana
Kosovo
Lebanon
Libya
Malaysia
Niger
Peru
Sierra Leone
Sri Lanka
Tajikistan
Tunisia
Turkmenistan
Zimbabwe

D Countries

Angola
Belarus
Chile
Congo (Brazzaville)
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Guinea-Bissau
Indonesia
Jamaica
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kyrgyzstan
Liberia
Mongolia
Nepal
Philippines
Romania [+R]
Rwanda
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Togo
Uganda
Uzbekistan

E Countries

Argentina
Australia
Austria
Bahrain
Belgium
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Botsuana
Brazil
Bulgaria [+R]
Canada
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cyprus
Czechia
Denmark [+R]
Djibuti
Equatorial Guinea
Estonia
Eswatini
Fiji
Finland
France
Gabon
Germany
Greece [+R]
Guyana
Hungary [+R]
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy [+R]
Japan
Kuwait
Laos, Dem. Rep.
Latvia
Lesotho
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Madagascar
Malawi
Maldives
Malta
Mauretania
Montenegro
Mozambique
Namibia
Netherlands
New Zealand
North Korea
Norway
Oman
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Poland [+R]
Portugal
Qatar
Sweden [+R]
Switzerland
Singapur
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain [+R]
South Korea
Suriname
Taiwan
Tanzania, United Republic
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
United States
United Kingdom
Uruguay
Western Sahara
Zambia

Countries of priority E receive only the most important publications: publications explicitly produced in the asylum context, like guidelines/positions or COI query responses; the main annual reports (USDOS, HRW, ai, Freedom House); as well as reports from UN CAT.

Countries of priority D receive, additionally, reports of UN committees, including NHRI reports.

Countries of priority C receive, additionally, publications from most of our sources: for instance, IWPR articles, ICG publications, as well as NGO reports for UN committees. Also, while coverage for priorities D and E is limited to annual reports by ai and HRW, priority C receives their other publications as well.

Countries of priority B receive, additionally, either a general media source (like BBC), or a country-specific source (like the Afghanistan Analysts Network). Which one of these two options is decided per country, based on availability and feasibility.

Countries of priority A receive coverage of all of the above.

For a country with the modifier "[+R]", we include basic information on reception conditions.

For more information on how we decide what sources to cover for what countries, please see this 2022 blog post as well as this 2016 blog post explaining the process.

List is as of 25 April 2022.