Microinsurance and weather or catastrophe index-insurance

A selection of articles and papers on microinsurance and weather or catastrophe index-insurance. Triggers for microinsurance to provide cover against weather and catastrophe risks are increasingly parametric or index-based in nature.

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Microinsurance catstrophe risk organisation
Microrisk.org

Microinsurance: Improving risk management for the poor No.15
The Working Group on Microinsurance May 2008

Pitfalls and potential of institutional change: Rain-index insurance and the sustainability of rangeland management 
Econstor 2009

The Potential for Scale and Sustainability in Weather Index Insurance
International Fund for Agricultural Development and World Food Programme Mar 2010

Weather Index Insurance and the Pricing of Spatial Basis Risk 
Michael Norton, Dan Osgood and Calum G. Turvey Jul 2010

Parametric Insurance: General market trends and perspectives for the African insurance sector 
PartnerRe New Solutions Inc

Weather Insurance Derivatives to Protect Rural Livelihoods
Ulrich Hess Oct 2006

The Potential of Weather Index Insurance for Spurring a Green Revolution in Africa 
GlobalAg.Risk

Agricultural Microinsurance Global Practices and Prospects
Microinsurance Centre 2008

Insurance in Developing Countries: Exploring Opportunities in Microinsurance
Lloyd’s

Potential for Scale and Sustainability in Weather Index Insurance for Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods
International Fund for Agricultural Development and World Food Programme Mar 2010

The Landscape of Microinsurance in Africa 
Munich Re 2012

Catastrophe Risk Financing in Developing Countries
The World Bank, J. David Cummins & Olivier Mahul 2009

The global state of sustainable insurance
A report by the Insurance Working Group of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative Oct 2009