Country risk management

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The R4 Rural Resilience Initiative – protecting livelihoods in a changing climate

19 Sep 2011

Climate-related shocks are a threat to the food security of the 1.3 billion people who live on less than a dollar a day and depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. To help protect their crops and incomes, Swiss Re and its partners launched the innovative R4 Rural Resilience Initiative.

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Insuring the uninsurable: Swiss Re breaks new ground in Haiti and Senegal

16 Sep 2011

Swiss Re and its development partners are spearheading two groundbreaking new initiatives in Haiti and Senegal that show how even the world’s poorest communities can benefit from insurance protection and get back on their feet in times of hardship.

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Swiss Re provides Haiti’s micro entrepreneurs with insurance proceeds after devastating rainfall

22 Jun 2011

An innovative microinsurance program shows how public-private partnerships can help shore up societal resilience in the areas that need it the most.

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Swiss Re breakfast debate at the WEF in Davos

28 Jan 2011

The room was full on Thursday 27 January at 7.30 in the morning, in Davos, when Nik Gowing, launched Swiss Re's breakfast debate on ageing, food security and natural catastrophes. The purpose was to discuss solutions for bridging the financing gap that can impact governments and individuals in the wake of a natural disaster or other major societal shocks.

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Partnering for more resilient societies

26 Jan 2011

At the 2011 World Economic Forum in Davos, Swiss Re highlights new innovations in risk financing that strengthen societies’ resilience to global risks and reduce the financial burden on governments, corporations and individuals alike.

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Closing the financial gap: Public-private innovations in disaster risk financing

26 Jan 2011

New forms of public-private insurance solutions hold the key to financing disaster risks, says a new Swiss Re report. “Closing the financial gap” features some of our most innovative transactions and shows how governments in different regions have used risk transfer products to prepare for the economic consequences of catastrophic events.

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