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This report provides analysis of some of the main areas of illicit trade, including trafficking in persons, wildlife, counterfeit medicines, narcotics, tobacco, alcohol and sports betting. It looks at what drives and facilitates such activities , describes the shortcomings of current policies for reducing or deterring illicit trade, and suggests avenues for improvement.
The 5th OECD High Level Risk Forum (HLRF) brought together policy makers from 30 governments, practitioners from the private sector and experts from think tanks and academia to share good practices with the aim to improve the governance and management of complex risks.
Strategically managing crises is an essential responsibility of governments. Often critical decisions need to be made swiftly under difficult and complex conditions, as crises’ impacts may spread beyond national borders and can trigger significant economic, social and environmental knock-on effects. Governments have a significant role to play in strengthening the resilience of their populations, communities and critical infrastructure networks. This report highlights the changing landscape of crises that governments are confronted with today. It discusses new approaches to deal with both traditional and new kinds of crises, and invites reflection on how best governments can adapt to change. Topics covered include capacity for early warning and “sense-making”, crisis communication and the role of social media, as well as strategic crisis management exercises. Finally, the review proposes practical policy guidance for strategic crisis management.
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Japan Spotlight interview with OECD's Rolf Alter on guidelines for global risk management. Source, “Economy, Culture & History Japan SPOTLIGHT Bimonthly” November/December 2015 edition p16-18 (published by Japan Economic Foundation).
Governments find it hard to make financial plans for disasters, and that’s not just because disasters are unpredictable and outsized. It’s because post-disaster demands on governments are also unpredictable, driven by public and political pressure.
Trafficking in persons is one of the most lucrative forms of organised crime and requires systematic corruption. To date, there is no international instrument that comprehensively focuses on the important link between corruption and trafficking in persons and that aims at addressing both. Addressing these two issues jointly is key to effectively curb human trafficking.
Brochure outlining the work of the OECD in the management of critical risks. We help governments in implementing cutting edge approaches to the multiple challenges of risk.
Trade in counterfeit and pirated goods is a longstanding problem, which appears to be growing in scope and magnitude. These practices have negative effects on the sales and profits of affected firms, while raising adverse revenue, economic, health, safety and security effects for governments and consumers.
The 4th OECD workshop on “Strategic Crisis Management” gathered crisis managers from governments, industries, international organisation and leading think tanks to discuss “how to anticipate crisis and their potential pathways”, in Geneva, Switzerland on 28-29 May 2015.
The third meeting of the OECD Task Force on Charting Illicit Trade (TF-CIT) will take place on 30-31 March 2015 in Paris, France. The TF-CIT meets as part of the OECD High Level Risk Forum of the Public Governance Committee. It was set-up to better understand the dynamics of illicit trade, who the actors are, where and how it occurs, the size of the problem and the methods used to conduct it.