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.