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The mission of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.

OECD provides a set of high-level recommendations for designing a strategy for addressing the financial impacts of disasters on individuals, businesses and sub-national levels of governments, as well as the implication for public finances.

The effective financial management of disaster risks is a key public policy challenge for governments around the world, particularly those faced with significant exposure to such risks and/or limited capacity to manage the financial impacts of natural and/or man-made disasters, such as floods, earthquakes, cyclones, terrorist attacks, industrial and technological accidents, and pandemics.

The OECD promotes a strategic approach in risk management that builds safe and more sustainable communities, and calls for paying attention to the design of critical infrastructure networks. It recommends coordinating this with urban planning and territorial management policies to reduce the concentration of people and assets in areas of known risks. It also promotes the development of fiscal and regulatory options to promote reserve capacity and diversification of back-up systems to reduce the risk of breakdowns and prolonged periods of disruption.

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