New perspectives for risk assesment

Created: 25 July 2014 During the week of 30 June – 5 July, the World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery organized the Understanding Risk Forum (URF) in London. My overall impression from the event was very positive. It presented new insights, interesting speakers, and a high professional level of participants. The Forum attracted leading […]

Awakening Call

Created: 25 February 2014 Should we invest in understanding and managing threats and opportunities beforehand or simply respond to shocks resulting from unmanaged risks afterwards? To me, and luckily many others working in development, this is a rhetorical question. This dilemma has confronted development cooperation for decades and it was also the primary focus of […]

Risks we take and choices we make

Created: 08 July 2013 In any situation, there is a chance you might lose and a chance you might win. We start a new blog on management of risks, within and beyond development cooperation. Dear reader, We are starting a regular blog fully dedicated to the management of the risks we face in different aspects […]

Why risk management for development organisations is important

Created: 01 February 2013 A variety of uncertainties are challenging development interventions on a daily basis. The necessity and demand for increased effectiveness and efficiency of these interventions is greater than ever. This article argues that the success of development interventions depends to a large extent on the ability of development organisations to face uncertainties […]