National Risk Assessments and Resilience Planning

Heightened mobility of goods, capital and people coupled with today’s complex and dynamic risk landscape means events have real potential to disrupt critical assets, damage economies and weaken national security.

Increased connectivity combined with the concentration of economic activity around urban hubs and increasing population density all magnify risk.

The benefits of a National Risk Assessment

A National Risk Assessment (NRA) is a critical first step to developing and maintaining a country’s wellbeing and meet the rise in public expectation for governments to manage risk and prevent crises.

NRAs help a country shape its longer term strategy to protect national interests, security and economic advantage. They build public confidence domestically and internationally.

NRAs provide the foundation for capacity building and leveraging funding from international agencies like the United Nations or World Bank.

NRAs ensure the establishment of government-wide standards, enabling effective anticipation and response to immediate, persistent and longer-term threats.

At Control Risks we work with our clients through the entire project lifecycle with a dedicated expert team drawn from a wide range of sectors and disciplines.

We identify a country’s critical assets and test them against five criteria:

 ✓Robustness: its inherent strength and ability to resist threats
 ✓Redundancy: properties that allow for alternative options
 ✓Resourcefulness: capacity to mobilise needed resources
 ✓Response: the rapidity with which it responds to a disruptive event
 ✓Recovery: its ability to return to previous or improved operating standards