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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.

World Bank Group President: World is ‘dangerously unprepared’ for future pandemics

27 Jan 2015, WB

Saying the world was 'dangerously unprepared' for future pandemics, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on 27 January 2015 laid out a vision in which insurance companies, governments, multi-lateral organizations, corporations and international donors worked together to build a system that would help all countries prepare for potentially catastrophic health disasters...


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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