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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Assessment and recommendations

This chapter provides an overview of the key findings of the disaster risk governance of Colombia. It identifies good practices and success factors, as well as persisting bottlenecks towards a disaster risk governance system that supports policy outcomes for sustainable and inclusive development across the country. In addition, this chapter features a list of recommendations to further improve disaster risk governance in Colombia in the future from disaster risk identification and assessment to disaster risk reduction, disaster preparedness and response and disaster recovery. The chapter also gives recommendations to further strengthen strategic leadership capacities and whole-of-society engagement in disaster risk governance.

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