Evaluation Glossary

Risk Analysis

An analysis or an assessment of factors (called assumptions in the logframe) that affect or are likely to affect the successful achievement of an interventionís objectives. A detailed examination of the potential unwanted and negative consequences to human life, health, property, or the environment posed by development interventions; a systematic process to provide information regarding such undesirable consequences; the process of quantification of the probabilities and expected impacts for identified risks.


Development Assistance Committee. (2002). Glossary of key terms in evaluation and results-based management. Paris, France: OECD.

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