Study Regarding the Process of Identifying and Evaluating Risks in a Public Entity

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Abstract

In any field of economic, political or social activities, the issue of risk emerges, which implies consequences that cannot be always anticipated or predicted. Lack of knowledge of the risks that may affect the achievement of public entity objectives, of causality factors, and of action measures to materialize them may lead to negative consequences for the entire economic activity.

In this context, identifying and assessing risks (probability of occurrence and impact on activity) are mandatory and determinant actions in the process of knowing the mechanism of action of each risk and implementing appropriate protection strategies. Based on the documentary research, fieldwork and applicable legislation, and empirical research conducted within a public entity, we have concluded that risk management within the public entity is a process that leads to improved performance and governance, even if it is an additional process to existing ones.

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