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Coastal City Adaptation Project’s use of risk finance in Mozambique

1 week, 2 days ago
Posted in: Africa, Catastrophe risk management, Disaster Risk Finance, Insurance

increasing climate resilience through risk finance (288.7 KB)

In a report on Mozambique, Marsh & McLennan Companies elaborate on the ways that risk financing can enhance climate risk and catastrophe risk resilience in developing countries. Using specifically the example of USAID’s Coastal City Adaptation Project in Mozambique, the authors describe the successes and challenges of the project.


The City Adaptation Project decreases the exposure to rising sea levels and weather events by training local communities, promoting mitigation ...

KLIP Infographic

Kenya Livestock Insurance Programme - Successes and Lessons Learned by STA

1 week, 4 days ago
Posted in: Africa, Agricultural Insurance, Climate Change, Insurance

KLIP Infographic (3.2 MB)

Drought-related livestock mortality remains largely uninsured and threatens the livelihood of pastoralists in the Arid and Semi-Arid lands of Kenya. The government of Kenya launched an index-based livestock insurance, the so-called Kenya Livestock Insurance Program (KLIP) in 2015 as a viable tool for insuring pastoralists’ livestock against drought-related risks and hence reducing poverty as well as offering a measure for climate change adaptation.

 In order to support the successful operation ...


Fewer disasters, less loss in first half of 2018 by Munich Re

3 weeks, 3 days ago
Posted in: Africa, Asia, Catastrophe risk management, Insurance

Natural catastrophe review 2018/I - Munich Re (220.9 KB)

The Munich Re NatCatSERVICE registered approximately 430 relevant natural disasters in the first half of 2018. All loss events are recorded that have resulted in property damage and/or involved fatalities. Different threshold values are used for property losses according to a country’s level of development.

The latest article of re-insurance company Munich RE states that in the first half of 2018 losses from natural disasters were "significantly lower ...

Digital Tools USAID

Digital Tools to Expand Access to Agricultural Insurance by USAID

2 months, 1 week ago
Posted in: Adaptation, Agricultural Insurance, Climate Change, Mitigation

Digital Tools for Agricultural Insurance - Guidebook by USAID (5.1 MB)

Smallholder farmers have the potential to play an ever-increasing role in feeding the world through the sustainable supply of key agricultural commodities. However, most smallholder farmers lack the ability to properly manage risk, which limits the amount that they are willing to invest in their farms. Agricultural insurance is one way to manage risk; however, as with most financial services, insurance has historically been out of reach for those in ...


Economics of Climate Adaptation (ECA) - Assessment Tool by KfW Development Bank

2 months, 1 week ago
Posted in: Adaptation, Catastrophe risk management, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Finance, Mitigation

ECA Assessment Tool - Guidebook by KfW (3.6 MB)

Currently, negative effects from climate change present a major risk for millions of people, environments and industries. This pressure has the potential to undermine development projects at different scales, from local initiatives to the multilateral agendas. In order to increase the economic resilience for the future, decision-makers around the world have the responsibility to understand and foresee the vulnerability of their projects to these external risks.

Aligned with this need ...

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