Increasing the Resilience of Financial Intermediaries through Portfolio-Level Insurance against Natural Disasters

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Financial intermediaries (FIs) in developing and emerging economies are poorly equipped to manage natural disasters. These events create losses for FIs, eroding capital reserves and compromising their ability to lend. Portfolio-level insurance against disasters can improve FI management of these events. Microfinance lenders exposed to severe El Niño in Peru are modelled with a decision tool that is developed to enhance lenders' understanding of their exposure. These FIs can now insure against this risk.

Feasibility study for macro and meso-level index insurance - Jamaica

Jamaica faces a variety of natural hazards and, on a combined-hazard basis, is among the most vulnerable countries in the world. It lies in the center of the Atlantic hurricane belt, on a complex area of the northern Caribbean Plate margin, and is subject to tropical rainfall and erosion processes. Agriculture in Jamaica is vulnerable to various risks ranging from extreme winds, extreme rain and droughts.

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