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  • Sovereign Catastrophe Risk Pools
    Sovereign Catastrophe Risk Pools : World Bank Technical Contribution to the G20

    More than 1 billion people have lifted themselves out of poverty in the past 15 years, but climate and disaster risks threaten these achievements. Global asset losses from disasters are now reaching an average of more than US$300 billion a year. A recent World Bank report finds that the impacts of disasters on well-being are equivalent to a US$520 billion drop in consumption (60 percent more than the asset losses usually reported) and force some 26 million people into poverty every year (Hallegatte et al., 2017).

  • Weather, climate & catastrophe insight
    Weather, climate & catastrophe insight: 2017 annual report

    This report evaluates the impact of the natural disasters and extreme weather events that occurred worldwide during 2017 and provides an overview of global economic losses.

  • disaster risk financing
    Disaster Risk Financing: A global survey of practices and challenges

    The publication provides an overview of the disaster risk assessment and financing practices of a broad range of economies relative to guidance elaborated in G20/OECD Framework for Disaster Risk Assessment and Risk Financing. The publications is based on survey responses provided by 29 economies, as well as research undertaken by the OECD and other international organisations, and provides a global overview of the approaches that economies facing various levels of disaster risk and economic development have taken to managing the financial impacts of natural and man-made catastrophes.

  • financial protection against natural disasters
    Financial protection against natural disasters: An Operational Framework for Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance

    When record floods inundated large swaths of Thailand, including its capital Bangkok, in the fall of 2011, total damage and loss amounted to THB 1.43 trillion (US$46.5 billion1 ), more than 13 percent of that year’s gross domestic product (GDP). But the financial impact on the government continued long after the water finally receded.

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  • Natural Catastrophes
    Natural Catastrophes: Risk relevance and Insurance Coverage in the EU

    The mission of the IPSC is to provide research results and to support EU policy-makers in their effort towards global security and towards protection of European citizens from accidents, deliberate attacks, fraud and illegal actions against EU policies


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  • Protecting the poor, A microinsurance compendium

    Offering a synthesis of new trends and practices in the growing market of microinsurance, this volume will be an invaluable resource for policy-makers and practitioners alike.


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  • urban risk assessments
    Urban Risk Assessment: Understanding Disaster and Climate Risk in Cities

    Th e Urban Development Series discusses the challenge of urbanization and what it will mean for developing countries in the decades ahead. Th e series delves substantively into the core issues framed by the World Bank’s 2009 Urban Strategy, Systems of Cities: Harnessing Urbanization for Growth and Poverty Alleviation.

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