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Toward Scaled-Up and Sustainable Agriculture Finance and Insurance in Uganda : Technical Report (English)

In March 2018, Uganda's Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED) formally requested technical assistance from the World Bank Group (WBG) to conduct a technical and diagnostic review of the Uganda Agricultural Insurance Scheme (UAIS) with the objective of providing recommendations to enhance the scalability and sustainability of the scheme going forward. ... See More +

Working Paper 141102 AUG 01, 2019

Stutley,Charles; Maher,Barry Patrick; Todoroki,Emiko; Ono,Toshiaki; Dicko,Tenin Fatimata; Sinah,James Muli; Matanda,Dorothy Daka; Wasake,Ernest; Verma,Niraj; Mahul,Olivier Disclosed

Unlocking Agriculture Finance and Insurance in Uganda : The Financial Sector's Role in Agricultural Transformation : Policy Note (English)

As a key pillar of the Ugandan economy, the agriculture sector is a critical driver of economic growth and poverty alleviation. Uganda's agricultural sector is dominated by smallholders with low levels of productivity. ... See More +

Working Paper 141114 AUG 01, 2019

Dicko,Tenin Fatimata; Ono,Toshiaki; Maher,Barry Patrick; Todoroki,Emiko Disclosed

The Chronology of a Disaster : A Review and Assessment of the Value of Acting Early on Household Welfare (English)

When shocks strike they have an immediate and direct impact on life, income, and assets.Two strands of literature can be usefully brought together to generate some initial indicative estimates of the timing of a shock’s impacts, and thus the likely benefit of acting early to mitigate these impacts: i) Post-disaster and vulnerability assessments that explain how the impact of different disasters unfolds, that estimate losses from assets and income, or that present data on coping mechanisms used; and ii) Micro econometric studies that assess the cost imposed by coping strategies on income and growth.An initial assessment of this literature was undertaken in Clarke and Hill (2013) for drought in Africa. ... See More +

Working Paper 136752 JAN 01, 2019

Hill,Ruth; Skoufias,Emmanuel; Maher,Barry Patrick Disclosed

Zimbabwe - Public Expenditure Review with a Focus on Agriculture (English)

This report examines agricultural spending in Zimbabwe. This public expenditure review (PER) is the sixth in a series focusing on local government service delivery, state-owned enterprises and parastatals, education, social protection, and cross-cutting issues. ... See More +

Report 142242 JAN 01, 2019

Mink,Stephen D.; Davies,Rob; Mekonnen,Azeb Fissha; Janssen,Wilhelmus Gerardus; Herderschee,Johannes; Swinkels,Robertus A; Gwatidzo,Tendai; Baskaran,Gracelin Christina; Dare,Chengetai; Chigumira,Easther; Kasiyano,Innocent; Mukonoweshuro,Tonderai Fadzai Naome; Ilieva,Stella; Pott,Linus Benedikt; Kwaramba,Marko; Maher,Barry Patrick; Mawadza,Crispen Mauta; Sekeramayi Noble,Farai; Hanusch,Marek; Van Seventer,Dirk Ernst Nicolaas; Khan,Daud Disclosed

Uganda - Better data, better resilience : lessons in disaster risk finance from Uganda (English)

A growing number of low- and middle-income countries are investing in social safety nets to improve the lives and livelihoods of their poor and vulnerable residents. ... See More +

Brief 122588 JAN 01, 2018

Maher,Barry Patrick; Poulter,Richard Andrew Disclosed

Better data, better resilience : lessons in disaster risk finance from Uganda (English)

A growing number of low- and middle-income countries are investing in social safety nets to improve the lives and livelihoods of their poor and vulnerable residents. ... See More +

Brief 119821 JAN 01, 2017

Maher,Barry Patrick; Poulter,Richard Andrew Disclosed

Uganda country snapshot : build the resilience of rural households against natural disasters in Northern Uganda (English)

Uganda is particularly vulnerable to disasters, and droughts in particular impact the economy. The NUSAF III program aims to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable households against natural disasters. ... See More +

121786 JAN 01, 2017

Maher,Barry Patrick; Tadesse,Endashaw Disclosed

Uganda - Better data, better resilience : lessons in disaster risk finance from Uganda (English)

In Uganda, third northern Uganda social action fund (NUSAF III) makes use of social safety nets to invest in the livelihoods of poor households, and it specifically includes a disaster risk finance (DRF) subcomponent that scales up protection in response to disaster shocks. ... See More +

Brief 121776 JAN 01, 2017

Poulter,Richard Andrew; Maher,Barry Patrick Disclosed

Kenya country snapshot : progress toward financial protection for pastoralists and smallholder farmers (English)

Since January 2014, the World Bank Group’s (WBG’s) finance and markets global practice has provided technical assistance to establish a crop and livestock insurance program in Kenya. ... See More +

Brief 121775 JAN 01, 2017

Maher,Barry Patrick; Mahul,Olivier Disclosed

Technical Discussion Paper on Concessional Insurance (English)

Climate change, weather-related disasters, and slow-onset changes such as rising sea levels threaten sustainable development and force some 26 million people into poverty every year. ... See More +

Working Paper 133444 JAN 01, 2017

Alton,Martin Luis; Maher,Barry Patrick; Mahul,Olivier; Boudreau,Laura Elizabeth; Gharbi,Wassim; Li,Honglin Disclosed

Kenya - Toward a national crop and livestock insurance program : summary of policy suggestions (English)

At the request of the government of Kenya and under its guidance, a team of national and international experts conducted an appraisal of different agricultural insurance options for Kenya.This appraisal, as set out in this document and the accompanying technical analysis, lays out the costs and benefits of developing large-scale agricultural insurance that involves both the public and private spheres.The analysis considers potential structuresfor large-scale agricultural insurance in Kenya, the fiscal cost to the governmentof Kenya, and the economic benefits forfarmers and pastoralists.In order for it to partner with the privatesector to prepare and implement a large scale agricultural insurance program, the government should consider taking thefollowing next steps.The government of Kenya may build on there commendations by the Program Steering Committee to take the lead in formulating anational policy on agriculture insurance, incooperation with county administrations and private insurance companies. ... See More +

Working Paper 105758 OCT 01, 2015

Clarke,Daniel Jonathan; Maher,Barry Patrick; Lung,Felix Maximilian Otto; Coll-Black,Sarah; Carpenter,Richard John; Chantarat,Sommarat; Sinah,James Muli; Stoppa,Andrea; Stutley,Charles; Mude,Andrew; Mbaka,Michael; Mahul,Olivier; Wagh,Smita; Ayuko,Kenneth; Ngari,Vincent Disclosed

Kenya - Toward a national crop and livestock insurance program : summary of policy suggestions (Vol. 2) : Kenya - Toward a national crop and livestock insurance program : background report (English)

At the request of the government of Kenya and under its guidance, a team of national and international experts conducted an appraisal of different agricultural insurance options for Kenya.This appraisal, as set out in this document and the accompanying technical analysis, lays out the costs and benefits of developing large-scale agricultural insurance that involves both the public and private spheres.The analysis considers potential structuresfor large-scale agricultural insurance in Kenya, the fiscal cost to the governmentof Kenya, and the economic benefits forfarmers and pastoralists.In order for it to partner with the privatesector to prepare and implement a large scale agricultural insurance program, the government should consider taking thefollowing next steps.The government of Kenya may build on there commendations by the Program Steering Committee to take the lead in formulating anational policy on agriculture insurance, incooperation with county administrations and private insurance companies. ... See More +

Working Paper 105758 OCT 01, 2015

Clarke,Daniel Jonathan; Maher,Barry Patrick; Lung,Felix Maximilian Otto; Coll-Black,Sarah; Carpenter,Richard John; Chantarat,Sommarat; Sinah,James Muli; Stoppa,Andrea; Stutley,Charles; Mude,Andrew; Mbaka,Michael; Mahul,Olivier; Wagh,Smita; Ayuko,Kenneth; Ngari,Vincent Disclosed

Kenya Country profile (English)

Since January 2014, the WorldBank Group’s Finance and Markets Global Practice has provided technical assistance to establisha crop and livestock insurance program in Kenya. ... See More +

Brief 121804 JAN 01, 2014

Maher,Barry Patrick; Mahul,Olivier Disclosed

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Toward Scaled-Up and Sustainable Agriculture Finance and Insurance in Uganda : Technical Report (English)
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AUG 01, 2019 141102 Working Paper
Unlocking Agriculture Finance and Insurance in Uganda : The Financial Sector's Role in Agricultural Transformation : Policy Note (English)
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AUG 01, 2019 141114 Working Paper
The Chronology of a Disaster : A Review and Assessment of the Value of Acting Early on Household Welfare (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 136752 Working Paper
Zimbabwe - Public Expenditure Review with a Focus on Agriculture (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 142242 Report
Uganda - Better data, better resilience : lessons in disaster risk finance from Uganda (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 122588 Brief
Better data, better resilience : lessons in disaster risk finance from Uganda (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 119821 Brief
Uganda country snapshot : build the resilience of rural households against natural disasters in Northern Uganda (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 121786
Uganda - Better data, better resilience : lessons in disaster risk finance from Uganda (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 121776 Brief
Kenya country snapshot : progress toward financial protection for pastoralists and smallholder farmers (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 121775 Brief
Technical Discussion Paper on Concessional Insurance (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 133444 Working Paper
Kenya - Toward a national crop and livestock insurance program : summary of policy suggestions (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 105758 Working Paper
Kenya - Toward a national crop and livestock insurance program : summary of policy suggestions (Vol. 2) : Kenya - Toward a national crop and livestock insurance program : background report (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 105758 Working Paper
Kenya Country profile (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 121804 Brief