There are many developmental issues confronting nations today. the economic downturn has not help either. The question is "Are governments accessing risk?" How are they doing it wrong?
Do you mean accessing or assessing risk?
Whether it's 'access' or 'assess', I attended an excellent presentation last month on Turning Social Innovation into a Tool for Risk Management & Val... by social innovation entrepreneur Christelle van Ham. This looked at assessing and accessing risk in order to harness opportunities to enable change.
I refer you also to replies to Mark Downes' blog Hope is not a planning tool.