Insurance & risk transfer

The process of formally or informally shifting the financial consequences of particular risks from one party to another, whereby a household, community, enterprise or State authority will obtain resources from the other party after a disaster occurs, in exchange for ongoing or compensatory social or financial benefits provided to that other party.

Latest Insurance & risk transfer additions in the Knowledge Base

Rice fields on the Philippean islands
Agricultural insurance can be an essential tool for Filipino farmers to manage climate shocks effectively. It can safeguard their livelihoods, protect them from falling into poverty traps, and enhance their productivity and innovation.
World Bank, the
Worldwide, women represent 43 percent of the agricultural labor force. However, a lack of access to land, financing, training and education among other factors place women farmers at a significant disadvantage.
Repairs to an active landslide on U.S. Route 101 in 2021
Insurer-led organisation seeks to drive greater mobilisation of insurance sector capital and more impactful insurance sector investments into resilient infrastructure in emerging and developing economies.
Insurance Development Forum
The report examines the dynamics and challenges involved in implementing disaster risk finance (DRF) in Fragility, Conflict, and Violence (FCV) settings.
A man wades through the flood in Buenos Aires, Argentina
There are several factors that play an important role in the development of floods: air temperature, soil moisture, snow depth, and the daily precipitation in the days before a flood.
Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres (Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren)
The Ivan+20 Initiative spearheaded by CCRIF in collaboration with Caribbean governments and regional organizations collectively restate commitments to ensure they never forget, and adopt the lessons learned from Hurricane Ivan.
Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility, the
rey house with garage and driveway. Column porch with American flag.
Family homes with a room built atop the garage are common across the U.S. In an earthquake, these buildings risk collapse, but they are not currently covered by most local seismic regulations.
A farmer tends to his maize crop in Talquezal, Guatemala
A recently published feasibility study identifies potential disaster risk finance and insurance solutions that could provide basic financial protection at scale for family farmers in northern Central America.
World Bank, the

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