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National Risk Assessments

A Cross Country Perspective

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This report provides a synthetic view of national risk assessments (NRAs) in twenty OECD Member countries. NRA are used to support risk management decisions in a rapidly changing global risk landscape characterized by increasingly complex, interconnected societies and highly mobile people, information and goods. The report highlights good governance practices in establishing NRAs and how the results are used to inform public policy. It identifies challenges that OECD Member countries continue to confront in their efforts to implement NRA, and makes concrete recommendations where improvements could still be made.

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Germany

This chapter on Germany outlines how the governance framework functions in national and regional risk assessments. At a Federal level the risk assessment process for civil protection makes a clear distinction between risk analysis and risk evaluation. The Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK) consulted internationally when compiling the NRA and applied good practice and ISO standards throughout. Transparency and accountability is widespread in the case of Germany with exposure in public forums such as the Federal Parliament and to the public online. This chapter discusses the methodology for hazard identification and analysis, in addition to vulnerability and impact analysis in some detail. There is substantial ongoing exposure for the NRA at the highest level of government which serves to keep it up to date and relevant.

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