The potential for scale and sustainability in weather index insurance for agricultural and rural livelihoods

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This publication from the IFAD-WFP Weather Risk Management Facility (WRMF) argues that weather index-based insurance can be effective in helping to manage natural disaster relief and encourage agricultural development. Learning from 37 index insurance programmes around the world, "The Potential for Scale and Sustainability in Weather Index Insurance for Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods" distils eight key principles for scale and sustainability and outlines how donors and governments can support such risk management initiatives.

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P. Hazell, J. Anderson, N. Balzer, A. Hastrup Clemmensen, U. Hess , F. Rispoli

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IFAD, World Food Program

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153

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