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.




Hungary began the process of disaster risk identification by carrying out an initial pilot in 2011 and as a result followed on by completing a National Disaster Risk Assessment (NRA) in 2014. One of the most important aspects of this assessment is the adherence to good practice in its compatibility with European Commission guidance on risk assessment practices and time horizon milestones in adapting to climate change. In respect to governance, a lead agency (National Directorate General for Disaster Management NDGDM) is designated to co-ordinate the process assisted by working groups comprising of subject matter experts. The national risk assessment process is seen as evolving in Hungary with some work still to be completed. This chapter contains an outline of this effort and main lessons and policy outcomes to date.


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