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The following table presents the risks to which LAC is inherently exposed in relation to the scope of this review. As noted in Section 1, these risks were analyzed and used to help develop the scope of the review.
|Key Risk Areas||Risk Description|
|Alignment and priority setting||The risks associated with internal or external misalignment between the LAC's mandate, program design or services with the priorities of users. These risks are also associated with the organization's ability to align and integrate operational priorities in support of strategic planning and decision making.|
|Governance||Risks that relate to adequacy, appropriateness and effectiveness of organizational structures and accountabilities. These risks encompass the potential for insufficient independence of the committees, to insufficient monitoring of the committees' effectiveness, relevance, etc.|
|Stakeholder interests||The risks associated with actions or inactions taken by external or internal stakeholders. This category encompasses the risks associated with unrepresentative committee composition.|
|Information for decision making||The risks associated with insufficient, untimely or inconsistent information in support of governance and decision making.|
|Communication||Risks stemming from inadequate or ineffective internal communication in the organization.|