The OECD reviews risk management policies in countries as a part of its work on effective governance policies for risk management. The lessons-learned from these country experiences can be used to develop criteria for managing large-scale hazards and threats.
The OECD’s work on resilience is featured prominently in the Global Risks 2015 report of the World Economic Forum.
This study examines flood risk prevention of the Seine in the Ile-de-France region. It highlights the impacts a major flood, like the one in 1910, could have on the well-being of citizens, city management and the economy.
Workshop on Improving the Evidence Base on the Costs of Disasters
The OECD Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade (TF-CIT) aims to co-ordinate international expertise in the quantification and mapping of illicit markets to enable a fuller understanding of the connections between different forms of trafficking, and underpin analysis of the public policies that successfully increase economic and societal resilience to this threat.
The workshop on “Learning from crises and fostering the continuous improvement of risk governance and management”, jointly organised with the governments of the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden, was held in Oslo, Norway on 17-18 September 2014.
The focus of the 3rd OECD/Swiss Federal Chancellery workshop on Strategic Crisis Management was to develop transboundary crisis management in support of country efforts to prepare for novel and unanticipated crises.
The OECD Recommendation on the Governance of Critical Risks seeks to foster future cooperation between countries and with key partners,including the private sector, building common ground and promoting continuous improvement regarding the governance and management of critical risks.
This report examines what countries have achieved in terms of strengthening resilience through better risk management and identifies persisting challenges. It focuses on the importance of creating an institutional environment that engages all stakeholders and allows them to build resilience against future shocks.
This report highlights the changing landscape of risk and crisis communications and in particular how social media can be a beneficial tool, but also create challenges for crisis managers.