Managing Risk MOOC - Key obstacles to risk management

"Risks are a part of our everyday lives. Losses from risks and missed opportunities affect everyone. In the last two decades the world has experienced international integration, technological innovation, and economic reform, but also financial turbulence and environmental damage. The fear of loss can prevent people from pursuing development opportunities, leaving many poor people trapped in poverty. However, societies that successfully adapt to risks can make dramatic gains in their living standards.

In the second week you will explore the components of risk management (knowledge, insurance, protection, and coping), and the types of obstacles that often impair risk management and how they arise. You will become aware of the need to account for these obstacles when planning for risks, and of potential institutional solutions to overcome them."

About the Presenters

Stephane Hallegatte

Lead Author, World Development Report 2014, World Bank

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jose luis

- Aug 1, 2022
muy bueno


- Nov 23, 2021

Mahaman Mourtala

- Jul 14, 2021
Very informative

Mahaman Mourtala

- Jul 13, 2021


- Jun 16, 2021
Managing risk in WBG projects is an ongoing process. It should be continuous throughout the project cycle.


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Joy Mildred Adhiambo

- Jan 7, 2020
Managing Risk MOOC - Key obstacles to risk management

Andradiet I.J

- Oct 29, 2019
Very good. The course explains clearly, with good real illustration, on the sequential key obstacles of risk management at country scale. Also explains the principles to design a implementable risk management strategies. Good to learn.
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