The Global Risk Census Census Index
Anticipating Risks Together™
The Global Risk Census
Much more than a simple risk survey, the Main Questionnaire of The Global Risk Census empowers participants from all countries to give different perspectives on identical circumstances. Traffic, the quality of water, or access to medicine are universal concerns, the question is: what are conditions of risk like where you live?
Thematic Questionnaires are short, more focussed questionnaires that deal with a specific theme or topic. Thematic Questionnaires are open to all participants.
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Targeted Questionnaires are by invitation only and therefore exclusively filled by participants qualified to respond to that topic.
Targeted Questionnaires are developed in partnership with organizations whose mission or membership are closely tied to the issue of interest.
The Global Risk Census Process
Anticipating risks together, is a process.
The process of identifying potential risks is what sets The Global Risk Census apart. The Census calls upon citizens worldwide to observe their household, their neighborhood, their region, and their country to identify those conditions which could, if left unaddressed, develop into clear and present dangers. This data is then anonymized and analyzed before being delivered to the public and their leaders annually, with the expectation that identified issues of concern will be used to inform policy and decision making that favors the interests of all. Internally, our data handling and analysis protocols adhere to the strictest privacy protocols and are guided by the counsel of an independent Advisory Board.
Below is an overview of the process.
The Global Risk Census Main, Thematic and Targeted Questionnaires are held year-round without start or end date. Raw results are available, free-of-charge, to all those who complete the Main Questionnaire.
End of the cycle
Though the Questionnaires are live all year long, on December 31 of each year, 12 months of data are compiled for analysis.
January and February
Every January and February, Risk Sciences International risk scientists analyze 12 months of data ending end-December.
Board review and deliberations
In March, the Advisory Board begins engages in a month-long, high-level assessment of the major global sectors that exhibit conditions which could lead to crisis. This assessment is fueled by findings from the just completed Census analysis. The process is called the The Global Risk Census Foresight Deliberations.
March and April
Compilation, analysis, design of reporting tools including Executive Summary and Final Report
May during Roundtable
Formal news conference presenting findings of the prior calendar year's data collected from The Global Risk Census
The Global Risk Leadership Roundtable held annually in Ottawa, convenes media, governments, and interested parties, to present the findings of The Global Risk Census. In-person and virtual attendees further discuss options and solutions to the findings; the event includes leaders' one-on-one joint solution-finding opportunities
The Secretariat, in consultation with external Subject Matter Experts, proposes which questions should be added, modified or deleted within The Global Risk Census. Simultaneously, development of new Thematic Questionnaires are proposed.
July and August
Advisory Board review
The Secretariat decides on which questions need to be added, modified or deleted within The Global Risk Census Main and Thematic Questionnaires.
September to December
Key Informant Interviews
100 Key Informant Interviews held annually from September to December