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Risk: Improving government’s capability to handle risk and uncertainty
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A report which explains the background to the Strategy Unit study, defines some common language for discussing risk and sets out some key (UK, 2002) aspects of the complexity of risk that are addressed in the report.


Governments have always had a critical role in protecting their citizens from risks. But handling risk has become more central to the work of government in recent years. The key factors include: addressing difficulties in handling risks to the public; recognition of the importance of early risk identification in policy development; risk management in programmes and projects; and complex issues of risk transfer to and from the private sector.
Together these factors have forced a reappraisal of how government handles risk in all its forms, and led to the Prime Minister announcing the Strategy Unit study in July 2001.

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