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Mapping high-level corruption risks in Spanish Public Procurement

High-level corruption and fraud has had an increased impact on the social and political debate in Spain, especially since the beginning of the financial crisis when several cuts in social spending were made. Greater attention is being paid to where and how the government spends its public funding. This paper explores the extent and forms of political corruption in Spanish […]

Insurance Act 2015

The legislation will introduce fundamental reforms, including key changes to the duty to make a fair presentation When the Insurance Act 2015 comes into force in August 2016, it will introduce fundamental changes to UK insurance contract law. Risk managers will welcome the reforms and are being encouraged to prepare for the changes well in advance of next year. Airmic has urged […]

UK cyber security: the role of insurance in managing and mitigating the risk

From the formal press release: “A new report has been published on the joint initiatives between government and the insurance sector to tackle cyber risk. Last year 81% of large UK businesses and 60% of small companies suffered a cyber security breach. A report published on 23 March by HM Government and Marsh, one of the UK’s leading insurance brokers […]

Manifesto for local economies

A thorough manifest focused on a fundamental shift in the way policy and economic development is designed, legislated for, strategised and delivered. The Centre for Local Economic Strategies is convinced that recent approaches do NOT have delivered strong enough social or local economic outcomes to deal with the issues many individuals and communities face. A clear statement. They plea (quoted from the […]

The rising sea and value management

The Environment Agency in the United Kingdom analysed and concluded that the next 20 years coastlines will erode due to climate change and sea level rising and that the protection of properties is considered to be too high and that £1 billion  worth of properties will disappear as a result. Valuable properties are at stake and need a proper approach.

The role of emotions in judging the moral acceptability of risks

by Prof.dr. Sabine Roeser This paper argues that we need emotions in order to make a rational decision as to the moral acceptability of technological risks. Empirical research has shown that people rely on emotions in making judgments concerning risks. However, this does not as yet answer the following normative question and the main question of this paper: do we need emotions in order to […]

Nuclear Energy, Risk, and Emotions

 By Prof.dr. Sabine Roeser * The pictures of the nuclear disaster in Fukushima are in our minds and are updated daily. People from around the world feel compassion for the Japanese, who have had to cope with a triple disaster: earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear accident. At the moment of writing this piece, it is far from clear how the latter of […]

PPP as innovation in the public domain

Report of UDITE/ PRIMO Europe Round Table, 25th April 2013, Office EY, Brussels, Belgium. Prologue Primo Europe thanks EY for their hospitality and a special word for Mr. Tristan Dhondt and Mr. Rob Ellermeijer. The round table was supported by Belfius and BNG and by our platinum partner Risk Management Partners (RMP). We very much appreciate their investment and well prepared […]

Managing Opportunities in Infrastructure Projects

“How to increase client value in the planning and realization phase” Author:  P.J. van der Wal BSc. This research focuses on opportunities and opportunity management in the planning and realization phase of infrastructure projects. Opportunities are uncertain situations that can be exploited by the project team in order to create added value for the client and opportunity management is the systematic identification, evaluation […]

intergrating knowledge for managing risk in infrastructure projects: The case of tunnel works

Author: Ibsen Chivatá Cárdenas Clearly, tunnel construction risks are the consequences of interactions between site- and project- specific factors. In the ground many features can affect and compromise the stability of a tunnel, for instance, by undesirable interactions between the excavation process and remains, unexpected features in the ground, buried works, and infrastructure on the surface. Overlooking those risk factors interactions can lead to undesirable […]

Extending the Knowledge and Use of Risk Management

Source: THE ECONOMIC UPDATE, July 2011, PRIMO Malta John O’Dea speaks to Martin Vella about the importance of developing exchanges of information and expertise to establish risk management as a natural and integral part of good public governance. EDITOR’S NOTE John O’Dea is President of PRIMO Malta and a member of the Executive Board of PRIMO Europe, a Pan-European organisation […]

Risk management in support for budget-cutting

By: Ed Mallens, Board member PRIMO Nederland This year PRIMO Nederland started with the implementation of its Business-plan 2010, as approved by the Board at a meeting held last February. The main objectives are to sustain the knowledge on public risk management and to expand the profile of PRIMO Nederland in the Governmental markets of Local and Regional Authorities and […]

Day of Risk

Source: “Government for the future” Director Eric Frank of PRIMO Nederland participates in Day of Risk. Dutch project on risk and responsibility “The working conference ‘Day of Risk’ on the 19th of May is part of the Dutch project Risk and Responsibility, which aims at sparking a debate on a better balanced management of risk and incidents. The project was […]

Uncertain safety

We live a relative safe life. But that safety is not a quiet posession. Uncertain risks as infection deseases and climate change brings us to a new challenge in physical safety policy. How we can face that challenge has been described in the report ‘Uncertain Safety’ of the Wetenschappelijke Raad voor het Regeringsbeleid (WRR), the Scientific Council for Government Policy. […]

Recession Watch, by IRM

“The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) has established a forum to collect and collate risk management related ideas and trends that are emerging from the recession. It includes information on how the recession is impacting both risk management systems and the role of risk managers: Recession Watch. The recession has an impact on everyone: the personal effects of recession can […]

Three lessons in risk management from England

By Robert ‘t Hart “When a municipality doesn’t have an effective form of risk management, it doesn’t have an effective management.” Since this argument was first introduced in England, it has been cited in many articles. In the United Kingdom the emphasis lies on the relationship between governance and risk management. Because of the risk culture and the presence of […]

Risk, Innovation & Change

Martin van  Staveren finalized his dissertation about the “Design propositions for Implementing Risk Management in Organizations”.  His study is an in depth search for the mysteries of  human soul and the related behaviour. He concludes that “Managing risk is difficult, applying risk management is more difficult and implementing risk management in organizations is the most difficult. Risk management is about […]

2nd General Assembly 2007

16th April 2007, Dublin Public Entities today are increasingly exposed to types and levels of risk that they have not had to consider before. Therefore, the aim of PRIMO Europe, is to disseminate knowledge of modern risk management practices to European public sector managers and to support them in their daily decision-making on risk management issues. The PRIMO organization was […]