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

(sources of categories 1-4)

Afghanistan
Eritrea
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Iraq
Nigeria
Pakistan
Russian Federation
Somalia
Syrian Arab Republic (Syria)
Turkey

B1 Countries

(sources of categories 1 and 3 and 4)
Albania
Chad
China
Colombia
Cuba
Egypt
Georgia
India
Moldova, Republic of
Myanmar
North Macedonia
Serbia
South Sudan
State of Palestine

B2 Countries

(sources of categories 2-4)

Algeria
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Burundi
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
El Salvador
Ethiopia
Gambia
Guatemala
Guinea
Haiti
Honduras
Kosovo
Libya
Mali
Mexico
Morocco
Nicaragua
Senegal
Sudan
Uganda
Ukraine
Venezuela
Yemen

C Countries

(sources of categories 3 and 4)

Belarus
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Ghana
Indonesia
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Liberia
Malaysia
Mongolia
Montenegro
Mozambique
Nepal
Rwanda
Sierra Leone
Sri Lanka
Tajikistan
Tunisia
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Zimbabwe

D Countries

(sources of category 4, selected reports from sources of category 3, plus additional information on reception conditions and asylum procedures)

Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom

E Countries

(sources of category 4, selected reports from sources of category 3)

Angola
Argentina
Australia
Bahrain
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Botswana
Brazil
Canada
Chile
Congo
Costa Rica
Djibouti
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Equatorial Guinea
Eswatini (until April 2018: Swaziland)
Fiji
Gabon
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Israel
Jamaica
Japan
Kenya
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of (North Korea)
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)
Kyrgyzstan
Lao People's Democratic Republic (Laos)
Lesotho
Madagascar
Malawi
Maldives
Mauritania
Namibia
New Zealand
Niger
Oman
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
South Africa
Suriname
Taiwan
Tanzania, United Republic of
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Togo
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
United States
Uruguay
Western Sahara
Zambia

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

List is as of 1 November 2019.