Good Governance for Critical Infrastructure Resilience

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Critical infrastructures are the backbone of modern, interconnected economies. The disruption of key systems and essential services - such as telecommunications, energy or water supply, transportation or finance - can cause substantial economic damage. This report looks at how to boost critical infrastructure resilience in a dynamic risk landscape, and discusses policy options and governance models to promote up-front resilience investments. Based on an international survey, the report analyses the progressive shift of critical infrastructure policies from asset protection to system resilience. The findings are reflected in a proposed Policy Toolkit for the Governance of Critical Infrastructure Resilience, which can guide governments in taking a more coherent, preventive approach to protecting and sustaining essential services.


Policy Toolkit on Governance of Critical Infrastructure Resilience

This chapter presents the OECD Policy Toolkit on Governance of Critical Infrastructure Resilience that can inspire governments’ policy reforms towards improved continuity of these essential services. Developed in the context of the OECD High-Level Risk Forum, this Toolkit provides a comprehensive policy framework to strengthen critical infrastructure resilience and overcome related governance challenges. The Toolkit emphasizes the importance of adopting a system approach for critical infrastructure resilience, based on partnerships between governments and critical infrastructure operators.


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