DISASTER RISK DRR FRAMEWORK COUNTRIES & REGIONS THEMES HAZARDS RESOURCES
Subscriptions: RSSEmail

Insurance & Risk Transfer

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.

Re/insurance to help governments reduce future disaster losses – IDF

19 Apr 2016, Artemis

The Insurance Development Forum, a group formed of insurance and reinsurance industry representatives, alongside the World Bank and United Nations, held its first meeting last week laying out priorities - understanding risk, insurance policy, risk sharing, and resilience - as it seeks to help governments reduce future disaster losses and narrow the protection gap, reports Artemis.


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.

Find or contribute curricular, extra-curricular and public awareness materials on disaster prevention and school safety for primary, secondary, vocational, community-based education and public awareness.