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Can Interventions Spur the Development of Insurance Sector? : From Examples of World Bank Projects (English)

Section one of the paper provides a broad overview of the nature and objectives of the projects. Section two contains an objective view of the impact of FIRST funded projects on the growth in insurance markets as measured by insurance market penetration. ... See More +

Report 144661 DEC 26, 2019

Wrede,Peter Friedrich Wilhelm; Stewart,Fiona Elizabeth; Rawlins,Marlon Rolston; Shindo,Tetsutaro Disclosed

Appraisal Stage Program Information Document (PID) - Agriculture Risk Resilience and Insurance Access Program - P165923 (English)

Project Information Document NOV 19, 2018

Ray,Anuradha Disclosed

Appraisal Stage Program Information Document (PID) - Agriculture Risk Resilience and Insurance Access Program - P165923 (English)

Project Information Document OCT 26, 2018

Ray,Anuradha Disclosed

Zambia - Partner focus (English)

Zambia continued to face slower growth in 2016. Tough global conditions have combined with domestic challenges including power outages and tight liquidity. ... See More +

Brief 113757 JAN 24, 2017

Disclosed

Partner focus : Sri Lanka (English)

This brief talks about the weather-related index insurance market in Sri Lanka. Thirty-two percent of Sri Lanka’s labor force is in the agricultural sector, and it accounts for 10 percent of Gross domestic product (GDP). ... See More +

Brief 113755 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Sanasa insurance : Sri Lanka (English)

This brief talks about Sanasa agriculture insurance in Sri Lanka. Historically, agriculture has always been a key economic activity in Sri Lanka, employing over 30 percent of the labor force. ... See More +

Brief 113747 JAN 01, 2017

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Weather index insurance for maize production in Eastern Indonesia : a feasibility study (English)

This study explores the feasibility of weather index insurance (WII) in providing cost-effective ways for rural dwellers to manage risk and better cope with catastrophic events. ... See More +

Working Paper 113760 JAN 01, 2017

Stoppa,Andrea; Manuamorn, Ornsaran Pomme Disclosed

Microinsurance catastrophe risk organisation (MICRO) : Haiti (English)

This brief talks about the natural catastrophe and weather index insurance in Haiti. Haiti is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world with earthquakes, hurricanes and flashfloods. ... See More +

Brief 113744 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Microensure : Rwanda (English)

This brief talks about weather index insurance in Rwanda. Agriculture in Rwanda accounts for one-third of Rwanda’s Gross domestic product (GDP) and constitutes the main economic activity for rural households (especially women) and remains the main source of income. ... See More +

Brief 113745 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Philippines - Climate Change Adaptation Program : P101076 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 12 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR26152 DEC 27, 2016

Rawlins,Maurice Andres Disclosed

Mozambique - Partner focus (English)

In Mozambique, agriculture accounts for approximately 32 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) and involves over 81 percent of the population. ... See More +

Brief 113738 DEC 07, 2016

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

Weather index insurance and shock coping : evidence from Mexico's CADENA Program (English)

Weather risk and incomplete insurance markets are significant contributors to poverty for rural households in developing countries. Weather index insurance has emerged as a possible tool for overcoming these challenges. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7715 JUN 21, 2016

De Janvry,Alain F.; Ramirez Ritchie,Elizabeth Andrea; Sadoulet,Elisabeth Marie L. Disclosed

Drought and retribution : evidence from a large-scale rainfall-indexed insurance program in Mexico (English)

Although weather shocks are a major source of income fluctuation, most of the world's poor lack insurance coverage against them. Absence of formal insurance contributes to poverty traps, as investment decisions are conflicted with risk management ones: risk-averse farmers tend to underinvest and produce lower yielding yet safer crops. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7565 FEB 16, 2016

Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Wolff,Hendrik Disclosed

World Bank Group development solutions for disaster risk finance : sustainable solutions for financial protection against disaster and climate risks (English)

The financial impact of disasters caused by natural hazards is growing. Financial losses from natural disasters continue to rise with developing countries and their low-income populations feeling the greatest effects. ... See More +

Working Paper 113163 SEP 09, 2015

Russian Disclosed

Handling the weather : insurance, savings, and credit in West Africa (English)

Farmers in developing countries face a wide array of risks. Yet they often lack formal financial instruments to protect against risks. This paper examines the impact on consumption, investment, and welfare of the separate provision of three financial products: weather insurance, savings, and credit. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7187 FEB 01, 2015

de Nicola, Francesca Disclosed

Handling the weather : insurance, savings, and credit in West Africa (English)

Farmers in developing countries face a wide array of risks. Yet they often lack formal financial instruments to protect against risks. This paper examines the impact on consumption, investment, and welfare of the separate provision of three financial products: weather insurance, savings, and credit. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125534 FEB 01, 2015

De Nicola,Francesca Disclosed

Voter response to natural disaster aid : quasi-experimental evidence from drought relief payments in Mexico (English)

The paper estimates the effects on presidential election returns in Mexico of a government climatic contingency transfer that is allocated through rainfall-indexed insurance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6836 APR 01, 2014

Fuchs, Alan; Rodriguez-Chamussy, Lourdes Disclosed

Agricultural data and insurance (English)

Insurance products for low-income farmers or herders are usually built on indices that use agricultural or climatic data. Insurance can be one component of a comprehensive risk management strategy. ... See More +

Brief 94989 OCT 30, 2013

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

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Can Interventions Spur the Development of Insurance Sector? : From Examples of World Bank Projects (English)
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DEC 26, 2019 144661 Report
Appraisal Stage Program Information Document (PID) - Agriculture Risk Resilience and Insurance Access Program - P165923 (English)
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NOV 19, 2018 Project Information Document
Appraisal Stage Program Information Document (PID) - Agriculture Risk Resilience and Insurance Access Program - P165923 (English)
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OCT 26, 2018 Project Information Document
Zambia - Partner focus (English)
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JAN 24, 2017 113757 Brief
Partner focus : Sri Lanka (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113755 Brief
Sanasa insurance : Sri Lanka (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113747 Brief
Weather index insurance for maize production in Eastern Indonesia : a feasibility study (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113760 Working Paper
Microinsurance catastrophe risk organisation (MICRO) : Haiti (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113744 Brief
Microensure : Rwanda (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113745 Brief
Philippines - Climate Change Adaptation Program : P101076 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 12 (English)
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DEC 27, 2016 ISR26152 Implementation Status and Results Report
Mozambique - Partner focus (English)
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DEC 07, 2016 113738 Brief
How to measure whether index insurance provides reliable protection (English)
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JUL 18, 2016 WPS7744 Policy Research Working Paper
Weather index insurance and shock coping : evidence from Mexico's CADENA Program (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 WPS7715 Policy Research Working Paper
Drought and retribution : evidence from a large-scale rainfall-indexed insurance program in Mexico (English)
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FEB 16, 2016 WPS7565 Policy Research Working Paper
World Bank Group development solutions for disaster risk finance : sustainable solutions for financial protection against disaster and climate risks (English)
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SEP 09, 2015 113163 Working Paper Russian
Handling the weather : insurance, savings, and credit in West Africa (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7187 Policy Research Working Paper
Handling the weather : insurance, savings, and credit in West Africa (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 125534 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Voter response to natural disaster aid : quasi-experimental evidence from drought relief payments in Mexico (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6836 Policy Research Working Paper
Agricultural data and insurance (English)
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OCT 30, 2013 94989 Brief
Chaco Province, Argentina : feasibility study for the design and implementation of cotton index insurance (English)
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JUN 05, 2013 113758 Working Paper