GFDRR: Understanding risk: a policy note

This policy note highlights recommendations that will help ensure that risk information developed in the future enables decision makers to better reduce existing risks and avoid the creation of new risks. These recommendations build on the collective experience of innovative and influential technical specialists, institutions, and governments around the world that have made significant progress toward improving the quality, transparency, and accessibility of risk information.

This policy note is founded on, and framed by, the accompanying publication Understanding risk: the evolution of disaster risk assessment, which features case studies that span 40 countries and that showcase emerging best practices, demonstrate how risk assessments are being used to inform DRM and broader development, and highlight lessons learned through these efforts.