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Bangladesh : Agricultural Insurance Solutions Appraisal Technical Report (English)

Agriculture is a key sector in Bangladesh, but it is highly exposed to risks. While agriculture is a source of employment and livelihood for nearly one in two adults in Bangladesh and contributes about 16 percent to GDP, it is highly exposed to natural hazards. ... See More +

Working Paper 132999 DEC 17, 2018

Quayyum,Shah Nur; Clarke,Daniel Jonathan; Lo Re,Francesca; Sberro,Rachel; Stutley,Charles Disclosed

Bangladesh : Policy Options for Crop and Livestock and Aquaculture Insurance (English)

Agriculture is a key sector in Bangladesh, but it is highly exposed to risks. While agriculture is a source of employment and livelihood for nearly one in two adults in Bangladesh and contributes about 16 percent to GDP, it is highly exposed to natural hazards. ... See More +

Working Paper 132875 DEC 12, 2018

Quayyum,Shah Nur; Clarke,Daniel Jonathan; Lo Re,Francesca; Sberro,Rachel; Stutley,Charles Disclosed

A Feasibility Study : Assessing the Potential for Large-Scale Agricultural Crop and Livestock Insurance in Punjab Province, Pakistan (English)

This report presents the findings and recommendations of a feasibility study for the introduction of large-scale crop and livestock insurance in Punjab, which is an essential component of the Government of Punjab’s (GoPunjab’s) strategy to transform agriculture in the province within the next five years. ... See More +

Working Paper 133553 JUN 01, 2018

Stutley,Charles; Kalavakonda,Vijayasekar; Jansen,Johannes Georges Pius Disclosed

Bangladesh - Agriculture Insurance Situation Analysis (English)

Agriculture is key in Bangladesh but highly exposed to risks.The Government provides significant support to agriculture, but currently provides limited support to the development of agriculture insurance.While the Government and external donors spend large amounts of money in the aftermath of disasters – average annual costs of disasters are USD 300 million - the funding gap is still high and can reach more than USD 1.5 billion in bad years.In spite of Government’s efforts, credit to agriculture is still constrained and represents 3 percent of total lending.If agriculture insurance programs were to be developed in Bangladesh, the overall legal, regulatory and supervisory insurance environment would require strengthening.Based on this preliminary assessment and discussions with key stakeholders, the WBG will prepare a technical report and policy briefing for Bangladesh Ministry of Finance’s Bank and Financial Institutions Division (BFID) on four potential types of agricultural insurance programs which have been identified through this situational analysis as priority solutions for further investigation. ... See More +

Working Paper 132837 JAN 01, 2018

Quayyum,Shah Nur; Clarke,Daniel Jonathan; Lo Re,Francesca; Sberro,Rachel; Stutley,Charles Disclosed

Brazil - Agricultural Market Insurance Development : Policy Note (English)

Over the last decades, the government of Brazil has developed a risk management strategy with the goal of reducing the volatility of cash flow in the agricultural sector and the vulnerability of the less privileged stakeholders in the rural areas (that is, family farmers). ... See More +

Working Paper 139025 JUL 01, 2017

Stutley,Charles; Valdivia,Pablo; Cruvinel,Vinicius; De Matos Firmino Silva,Wanessa 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

Chaco Province, Argentina : feasibility study for the design and implementation of cotton index insurance (English)

This report presents the findings and recommendations of the feasibility study for a macro-level index insurance program for the Provincial Government of Chaco (GoC) as part of its natural-disaster risk management strategies for cotton growers located throughout the 25 departments of the province. ... See More +

Working Paper 113758 JUN 05, 2013

Arias Carballo,Diego; Wrede,Peter Friedrich Wilhelm; Valdivia Zelaya,Pablo R.; Stutley,Charles; Bacchini,Roberto Dario Disclosed

Nepal - Agricultural insurance feasibility study (English)

Key policy and strategy documents including the latest Budget Speech for the Fiscal Year 2008-09 emphasize the major role that agriculture can play in poverty reduction in Nepal. ... See More +

Other Financial Sector Study 46521 JAN 01, 2009

Bagazonzya,Henry K; Devkota,Kirti; Mahul,Olivier; Stutley,Charles Disclosed