Public governance

3rd OECD High Level Risk Forum


Paris, 12-13 December 2013

The OECD High Level Risk Forum (HLRF) brings together policy makers from government, practitioners from the private sector and civil society, and experts from think tanks and academia to identify and share good practices with the aim to deepen understanding of how to govern and manage complex national risks.  The Forum offers a venue to achieve a shared and defined vision of integrated risk management, with the intent to help countries strengthen strategic foresight capacity and preserve a sustainable growth path.


Building on strong momentum and demand from countries and partners, the 2013 edition of the HLRF offered participants the opportunity to forge an OECD consensus on best practices in this policy area. 


The two-day Forum featured a discussion of the draft OECD Principles on the Governance of Critical Risks that will help countries in the design, co-ordination and harmonisation of policies, by mapping progress in policy implementation and assessing policy effectiveness. 


A mix of plenary and parallel sessions were dedicated to an in-depth examination of cutting-edge topics on boosting resilience through innovative risk governance; new country practices in national preparedness; strategic crisis management; and challenges in public budgeting for disasters.  The meeting also featured the review of flood risk prevention policies for the River Seine in the Paris metropolitan area and a discussion on lessons learned from disasters to guide policy reforms.



For more information on the High Level Risk Forum, please contact Jack Radisch ( or Stephane Jacobzone (






Related documents:

The Use of Social Media in
Risk and Crisis
Communication (working paper)

Strategic Crisis Management (working paper)

Flyer on Risk Management

See also:

Inaugural meeting of the High Level Risk Forum

OECD Risk Management Policy reviews

Further information on Risk Management



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