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.

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Disaster recovery and reconstruction in Colombia

This chapter gives an overview of Colombia’s disaster recovery and reconstruction process, particularly its ability to avoid the replication of risks in that process. As part of this, the chapter reviews the disaster recovery and reconstruction commitments in place and gives an overview of the disaster risk financing tools available for meeting these commitments in case of a disaster. It pays particular attention to Colombia’s approach to ensuring an efficient use of public resources for disaster recovery and reconstruction purposes.

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