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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

Bangladesh - Policy Options for Agriculture 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 gross domestic product (GDP), it is highly exposed to natural hazards. ... See More +

Working Paper 132797 JAN 01, 2018

Quayyum,Shah Nur; Clarke,Daniel Jonathan 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

Evaluating sovereign disaster risk finance strategies : case studies and guidance (English)

Disaster risk finance is an important component of the disaster risk management and climate change adaptation agenda. It aims to increase the financial resilience of countries against natural hazards by strengthening public financial management and promoting market-based disaster risk finance solutions (such as, sovereign catastrophe risk transfer solutions for governments or domestic catastrophe risk insurance markets for public and private assets). ... See More +

Working Paper 109963 OCT 01, 2016

Clarke,Daniel Jonathan; Cooney,Naomi Victoria; Edwards,Anna; Jinks,Andrew; Mahul,Olivier Disclosed

How to measure whether index insurance provides reliable protection (English)

Agricultural index insurance offers the promise of an affordable and sustainable insurance product for farmers that can help reduce their vulnerability to aggregate agricultural shocks such as large-scale drought or flooding. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7744 JUL 18, 2016

Morsink,Karlijn; Clarke,Daniel Jonathan; Mapfumo,Shadreck Disclosed

Dull disasters? How planning ahead will make a difference (English)

In recent years, typhoons have struck the Philippines and Vanuatu; earthquakes have rocked Haiti, Pakistan, and Nepal; floods have swept through Pakistan and Mozambique; droughts have hit Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia; and more. ... See More +

106944 JUL 15, 2016

Clarke,Daniel Jonathan; Dercon,Stefan Disclosed

Evaluating sovereign disaster risk finance strategies : a framework (English)

This paper proposes a framework for ex ante evaluation of sovereign disaster risk finance instruments available to governments for funding disaster losses. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7721 JUN 21, 2016

Clarke,Daniel Jonathan; Mahul,Olivier; Poulter,Richard Andrew; Teh,Tse-Ling Disclosed

Solving commitment problems in disaster risk finance (English)

Those at risk from natural disasters are typically under-protected, possibly because they expect benefactors such as governments and donors to come to their aid. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7720 JUN 21, 2016

Clarke,Daniel Jonathan; Wren-Lewis,Liam Disclosed

A methodology to assess indicative costs of risk financing strategies for scaling up Ethiopia's productive safety net programme (English)

This paper proposes and illustrates a methodology to assess the economic cost of the sovereign risk finance instruments available to the Government of Ethiopia and its development partners for financing the shock-responsive scalability component of the Productive Safety Net Programme. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7719 JUN 21, 2016

Clarke,Daniel Jonathan; Coll-Black,Sarah; Cooney,Naomi Victoria; Edwards,Anna Disclosed

Disaster risk finance as a tool for development : a summary of findings from the Disaster Risk Finance Impact Analytics Project (English)

Since 2013 The World Bank Group has partnered with the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery and the U.K. Department for International Development to address some of these gaps in evidence and methodologies. ... See More +

Working Paper 105305 MAY 01, 2016

Clarke,Daniel Jonathan; Gallucio,Darcy; Mahul,Olivier 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

Financial protection against natural disasters : from products to comprehensive strategies - an operational framework for disaster risk financing and insurance (English)

The primary objective of this report is to take stock of the global progress on financial protection against natural disasters over the last decade and bring together the latest thinking on disaster risk financing and insurance. ... See More +

Working Paper 94988 JAN 01, 2014

Mahul, Olivier; Signer, Benedikt; Boudreau, Laura; Yi, Hannah; Atamuratova, Sevara; Clarke, Daniel; White, Emily Disclosed

Weather based crop insurance in India (English)

The weather index insurance market in India is the world's largest, having transitioned from small-scale and scattered pilots to a large-scale weather based crop insurance program covering more than 9 million farmers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5985 MAR 01, 2012

Clarke,Daniel Jonathan; Mahul,Olivier; Rao,Kolli Nageswara; Verma,Niraj Disclosed

Index based crop insurance product design and ratemaking : the case of modified NAIS in India (English)

Designing and rating insurance products requires both science and judgment. In developing and emerging economies, actuarial procedures must be robust and implementable, as well as offering a sufficient degree of transparency and flexibility so as to allow expert judgment to be incorporated. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5986 MAR 01, 2012

Clarke,Daniel Jonathan; Mahul,Olivier; Verma,Niraj Disclosed

Improving farmers' access to agricultural insurance in India (English)

India's crop insurance program is the world's largest with 25 million farmers insured. However, issues in design, particularly related to delays in claims settlement, have led to 95 million farmer households not being covered, despite significant government subsidy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5987 MAR 01, 2012

Clarke,Daniel Jonathan; Mahul,Olivier; Verma,Niraj Disclosed

Disaster risk financing and contingent credit : a dynamic analysis (English)

This paper aims to assist policy makers interested in establishing or strengthening financial strategies to increase the financial response capacity of developing country governments in the aftermath of natural disasters, while protecting their long-term fiscal balance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5693 JUN 01, 2011

Clarke, Daniel; Mahul, Olivier Disclosed

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Bangladesh : Agricultural Insurance Solutions Appraisal Technical Report (English)
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DEC 17, 2018 132999 Working Paper
Bangladesh : Policy Options for Crop and Livestock and Aquaculture Insurance (English)
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DEC 12, 2018 132875 Working Paper
Bangladesh - Policy Options for Agriculture Insurance (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 132797 Working Paper
Bangladesh - Agriculture Insurance Situation Analysis (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 132837 Working Paper
Evaluating sovereign disaster risk finance strategies : case studies and guidance (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 109963 Working Paper
How to measure whether index insurance provides reliable protection (English)
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JUL 18, 2016 WPS7744 Policy Research Working Paper
Dull disasters? How planning ahead will make a difference (English)
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JUL 15, 2016 106944
Evaluating sovereign disaster risk finance strategies : a framework (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 WPS7721 Policy Research Working Paper
Solving commitment problems in disaster risk finance (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 WPS7720 Policy Research Working Paper
A methodology to assess indicative costs of risk financing strategies for scaling up Ethiopia's productive safety net programme (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 WPS7719 Policy Research Working Paper
Disaster risk finance as a tool for development : a summary of findings from the Disaster Risk Finance Impact Analytics Project (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 105305 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
Financial protection against natural disasters : from products to comprehensive strategies - an operational framework for disaster risk financing and insurance (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 94988 Working Paper
Weather based crop insurance in India (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 WPS5985 Policy Research Working Paper
Index based crop insurance product design and ratemaking : the case of modified NAIS in India (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2012 WPS5986 Policy Research Working Paper
Improving farmers' access to agricultural insurance in India (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2012 WPS5987 Policy Research Working Paper
Disaster risk financing and contingent credit : a dynamic analysis (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 WPS5693 Policy Research Working Paper