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  • Guidelines for Risk Assessment
    Guidelines for Risk Assessment to Support Sovereign Risk Financing and Risk Transfer

    This document has been developed in response to a request from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) as part of Words into Action Guideline on National Disaster Risk Assessment: Governance System, Methodologies, and Use of Result. This module provides governments with a framework for risk assessment to support development of sovereign risk financing and risk transfer programmes. It also offers a checklist for conducting the underpinning risk analysis to guide the design of such programmes.


  • Managing Disaster Losses
    Mapping the Role of Insurance in Managing Disaster Losses: A Study of Low-Middle Income Countries

    This report, and the analyses, models, methodologies and predictions contained herein ("Information"), are based on RMS research, expertise, data provided by third parties, and where applicable, proprietary computer risk assessment technology of Risk Management Solutions, Inc. ("RMS").


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  • disaster risk management
    Risk transfer and insurance for disaster risk management: evidence and lessons learned

    This review paper was commissioned by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) under the Advance Climate Risk Insurance plus (ACRI+) project. The ACRI+ project is jointly implemented by the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII) and GIZ.


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  • Measuring insurance development: beyond the insurance penetration rate
    Measuring insurance development: beyond the insurance penetration rate

    The 21st Consultation Call, held on 23 March 2017, addressed the topic of measuring insurance development with tools beyond the traditional insurance penetration rate. The topic was selected from a survey issued to supervisors on Consultation Call topics. Four calls were held: two in English, one in French and one in Spanish.

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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).