Managing Risk

… a core topic in Implementation and Delivery and Atlas107

Topic description

This topic examines techniques for managing risk in implementing public management initiatives.

Topic learning outcome

Upon completing this topic the student will be familiar techniques for managing risk in implementing public management initiatives, and be familiar with the concepts listed below.

Core concepts associated with this topic [DRAFT]
Risk and Risk Management

Integrated Risk Management

Risk in Public Management

Risk Assessment

Risk Mapping

Risk Tolerance and Risk Appetite

Risk Mitigation

Reputation Risk

Implications of Nonlinearity and Complexity

Atlas resource pages associated with this topic


Potential concepts from the Old Atlas

Risk; Residual Risk; Risk Appetite; Risk Tolerance; Catastrophic Harms; Risk Identification; Risk Management; Risk Mitigation; Risk Profile; Risk Strategy.

Open access readings for 8 hours of preparation

The Atlas pages for the concept entries noted above.


Recommended readings in MPP and MPA courses

Toronto PPG1007 Putting Policy into Action – Strategic Implementation of Public Objectives


Concept comprehension questions

AQ107.06.01. Among statements a-d pertaining to the term xxx choose one that is invalid or choose e if all are reasonably valid.

a. xx

b. xx

c. xx

d. xx

e. All of a-d are reasonably valid statements.

Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified on 9 April 2017.

Image: Great Joint, Risk Management, at, accessed 9 April 2017.