Risk Governance Scan of Colombia

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Colombia has launched an ambitious reform to improve its risk governance and boost resilience to disasters. This OECD Disaster Risk Governance Scan reviews Colombia’s progress in implementing the reform against the 2014 OECD Recommendation on the Governance of Critical Risks. The report identifies success factors and good practices in implementing the disaster risk reform agenda, focusing on central government policies and their implementation, and provides a set of recommendations to strengthen Colombia’s efforts in the future.

English Also available in: Spanish

Executive Summary

Colombia is exposed to major disaster risks. Its topography and climate make it prone to geological hazards, such as earthquakes and landslides, as well as significant hydro-meteorological risks, including floods and droughts. A majority of the country’s population is prone to one or more natural hazards.

English Also available in: Spanish

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