In the past decade, 70% of the economic losses caused by natural disasters were uninsured. Although the total economic loss amount may sometimes appear relatively small, its impact on the economy can be significant if the insurance penetration is low.

Swiss Re has developed more than 400 risk management solutions in the past few years to help governments tackle the rising impacts of uninsured economic losses on their fiscal balance sheets, and the broader economy. Want to know more? You'll find examples of some of our public sector risk solutions below:

Blogs From Open Minds

Swiss Re experts blog about their personal insights for strengthening city resilience.


Regions and cities

For the first time in human history more people live in urban centres than in rural areas. Many cities, for example, are on the coast and threatened by floods and storms, while the vital agricultural sector remains exposed to weather-related events such as droughts or extreme cold spells.

Find out more about how insurance and proactive risk management can make a difference.

Financial inclusion