Risk Register Tool

February 2016

A risk register is a risk management tool that can assist in creating a repository of potential risks that could affect the organization and its operations. It describes the nature and severity of each risk, possible mitigation measures and risk "owners." While the risk register can be a helpful compliance tool, its purpose is best fulfilled when used alongside other risk management frameworks, tools, organizational cultural risk awareness, stakeholder buy-in and accountability. This tool was created by taking and adapting some of the toolkits that a number of the INGOs in the NGOs and Risk study used as part of their risk management practice.