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Banking on resilience: building capacities through financial services inclusion

This BRACED policy brief looks at experiences in Mali, Ethiopia and Myanmar in helping to build resilience to climate extremes and disasters through increased financial inclusion.

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A Range of Approaches to Address Loss and Damage from Climate Change Impacts in Bangladesh

The report provides policymakers and other decision makers in Bangladesh with information that will help them make decisions and implement approaches to address – and reduce – loss and damage. 

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Sustainable Livelihood Development

This project increased awareness on WATSAN and Micro Insurance schemes, while addressing climate impacts on livelihoods, climate and disaster risk reduction capacity, building and risk assessment.

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Index-Insurance for Pastoralists in Northern Kenya

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Nepal: Adaptation Options

The major impact from floods and landslides on the victims' livelihoods are reduction in income source and in availability of agricultural production. These impacts affect the daily food...

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Examples of conventional microinsurance schemes

The most common type of conventional microinsurance offered is Health insurance, however property and accident insurance is also offered by some providers.

Yeshavini Trust, India: Health...
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Scaling up microinsurance

Sustainability of Microinsurance schemes

The nature of microinsurance raises questions as to the sustainability of the schemes currently on offer. By their nature microinsurance premiums...

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Nepal baseline vulnerability assessment and social indices

Nepal baseline vulnerability assessment and social indices

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Microinsurance

Introduction

Microinsurance, like traditional insurance, is a risk-sharing mechanism in which premiums are paid by all members of the insurance scheme, and this pool of premiums is used to...

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Examples of Index-based microinsurance schemes

Index-based insurance for livestock in Mongolia

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Livestock herding plays a very important role in Mongolia, contributing to 87% of...

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