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Trends in Risk Communication Policies and Practices

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Published on October 20, 2016

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Good risk communication is crucial for raising awareness among citizens and business about the risks their countries face. However, many countries have seen their risk communication tools fail in the past, leading to persistently low levels of risk awareness, especially in the absence of recent disasters. This OECD report surveys current trends in risk communication policies and practices across OECD and partner countries. It seeks to understand why risk communication tools have failed and what OECD countries can do to improve the effectiveness of their risk communication policies. Based on an OECD-wide survey, the report evaluates the degree to which countries have used  risk communication tools to not only increase risk awareness, but to inform stakeholders about potential preparedness and prevention measures they can take to boost their resilience to future risks.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Executive summary
Risk communication: Theory, policy and practice
Comparing risk communication policies and practices across countries
Recommendations for improving risk communication policies and practices
Annexes
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