In Sweden, as in other countries, the development of more informed assessments
of the various major risks that society as a whole is facing, as well as of its capacity
to prevent, manage and recover from serious incidents and events, has long been
viewed as desirable. The idea is that national risk and capability assessments, may
facilitate coordination, prioritisation and the building of consensus in a country’s
system of emergency preparedness.
The Government of Sweden has commissioned the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
(MSB) to continue the work of producing a national risk assessment that began in
2011. MSB has also initiated work to develop a more coherent and reliable process for
producing national risk and capability assessments.