News & Blogs

News • Philippines

Microinsurance market shows record subscriber numbers and premiums in 2021

15 April 2022 | Asia Insurance Review

The number of Filipinos covered by short-term microinsurance products rose to a record 53.7m in 2021, alongside total premiums which exceeded the PHP10bn ($191m) mark for the first time.

Blog • General

COVID-19 pandemic: 5 lessons learnt on integrating gender into climate risk insurance schemes

1 July 2020 | Katherine Miles & Martina Wiedmaier-Pfister from InsuResilience

A blog post on lessons learnt on integrating gender into climate risk insurance solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

News • Bangladesh

Climate risk insurance gets a major boost in Bangladesh

30 June 2020 | InsuResilience

Bangladesh’s smallholders face huge weather risks. A new international partnership aims to provide suitable insurance. This should greatly increase farmers’ resilience to climate change.

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Weathering the storm – crisis lessons for climate resilience

22 June 2020 | Urs Baertschi, the CEO of Reinsurance EMEA

A blog post on crisis lessons regarding the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on climate resilience.

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How NDVI Transformed Insurance as a Tool to Build Resilience

18 May 2020 | Alex Russell

A blog post on the history, impacts and prospects of index insurance.

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The UNDP Insurance Solution: Climate Resilience and Development through Long-Term Country Engagement

15 May 2020 | Jan Kellett, UNDP Finance Sector Hub

An overview of the UNDP strategy for enhancing climate resilience by working with the insurance sector.

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Insurance helps reduce risk from flooding for Asia’s vulnerable rural smallholders

9 May 2020 | Giriraj Amarnath

A blog post about the impacts of flooding insurance on the rural smallholders, mainly on the examples of Bangladesh and India.

Blog • Philippines

The Philippines: Transferring the Cost of Severe Natural Disasters to Capital Markets

13-Apr-20 | World Bank

A story on how the World Bank has supported the Philippines to develop catastrophe bonds that would help to transfer the costs of natural disasters to capital markets.