Directorate for Public Governance


Future Global Shocks

Improving Risk Governance

Recent global shocks, such as the 2008 financial crisis, have driven policy makers and industry strategists to re-examine how to prepare for and respond to events that can begin locally and propagate around the world with devastating effects on society and the economy. This report considers how the growing interconnectedness in the global economy could create the conditions and vectors for rapid and widespread disruptions. It looks at examples of hazards and threats that emerge from the financial world, cyberspace, biological systems and even the solar system, to reflect on what strategic capacities are called for to improve assessment, mapping, modelling, response  and resilience to such large scale risks.    

Published on August 04, 2011

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Definition and drivers of future global shocks
Risk assessments for future global shocks
Tools to prepare for future global shocks
Emergency management of future global shocks
Strategic approaches for managing future global shocks
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