Progress and challenges in fostering risk prevention and mitigation in a cross-country comparative perspective – OECD case study on the Rhone River
1 French Ministry for Environment, Energy and Sea (MEEM), General Directorate for Risk Prevention (DGPR), Tour Sequoia, 92055 La Défense Cedex, France
2 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate (GOV), 2, rue André Pascal, 75775 Paris CEDEX 16, France
3 French Ministry for Environment, Energy and Sea (MEEM), Rhone Mediterranean River Basin District Direction (DREAL Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes), 69453 Lyon CEDEX 06, France
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The OECD report “Boosting Resilience through Innovative Risk Governance” examines the efforts of OECD countries to prevent or reduce future disaster impacts, and highlights several key areas where improvements can be made. International collaboration is insufficiently utilised to address shocks that have increasingly global consequences. Institutional design plays a significant role in facilitating or hampering the engagement and investments of governmental and non-governmental stakeholders in disaster risk prevention and mitigation. To inform the design of “better” institutions, the OECD proposes the application of a diagnostic framework that helps governments identify institutional shortcomings and take actions to improve them. The goal of the case study on the Rhone River is to conduct an analysis of the progress, achievements and existing challenges in designing and implementing disaster risk reduction strategies through the Rhone Plan from a comparative perspective across a set of selected countries of this study, like Austria and Switzerland, will inform how to improve institutional frameworks governing risk prevention and mitigation. The case study will be used to identify examples of successful practice taking into account their specific country contexts, and analyse their potential for policy transfer.
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