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Risk Transfer & Insurance

Financial mechanisms formulated to reduce vulnerability to disasters by employing structured instruments such as insurance policies and catastrophe bonds which spread risks in exchange for a premium.

 by World Bank

Tonga: Survivors get back on their feet after tropical cyclone Ian

17 Dec 2014, WB

All houses being constructed through the program are climate-resilient and can withstand wind speeds to up to 70 meters per second. Retrofitting and repairing will also take place to strengthen houses for up to 1,000 eligible families. Community facilities will be reconstructed and strengthened...

Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 4.1 [PDF, 104Kb]Disaster risk reduction is an integral objective of environment related policies and plans, including for land use natural resource management and adaptation to climate change
  • Indicator 4.2 [PDF, 102Kb]Social development policies and plans are being implemented to reduce the vulnerability of populations most at risk
  • Indicator 5.3 [PDF, 86Kb]Financial reserves and contingency mechanisms are in place to support effective response and recovery when required.

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