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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).

  • 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.