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Resilience


Resilience relates to the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions and systems to absorb and address an increasingly complex range of shocks.

Our resilience work encompasses:

Insurance markets. Including microinsurance, insurtechs and insurance for development.

Remittances. Understanding barriers to remittances to recommendations for action.

Urban resilience. How to respond to climate change and natural disasters by building more sustainable, insurable cities and infrastructure.

The Latest in Resilience

Risk vs. resilience: Insuring sustainable African cities in the age of climate change
Though much of the global conversation is, understandably, focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change continues to have devastating effects on [...]
Sizing the ‘grey economy’: Using geospatial data to uncover the true extent of the MSME sector in emerging markets
The micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) sector is arguably the biggest employer in many economies, particularly in the developing world. It’s [...]
Climate risk data and modelling for Africa
The rise in climate-related hazards and catastrophic weather increases economic risks for low-income and middle-income countries. While insurance [...]
You matter more than you think: The role of actuaries in the digital age
Traditionally, actuaries find themselves poring over mortality tables and calculating complicated risks with limited data, particularly in emerging [...]
Building concrete markets: The role of insurance in property markets in Africa
The housing shortfall in Africa is immense. For instance, the World Bank (2017) estimates that across eight countries in West Africa about 800,000 [...]
Strong foundations: Assessing the role of the insurance sector in property market development
The housing shortfall in Africa is immense. For instance, the World Bank (2017) estimates that across eight countries in West Africa about 800,000 [...]
Beyond the numbers: Tailoring insurance cover for MSMEs
Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are the lifeblood of most economies globally. They are recognised as one of the primary engines for [...]
Smart Business Intelligence: MYAccounts case study
Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) play a key role in economic development, but they face challenges in accessing finance. In [...]
Diving into the data
Micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are recognised globally as a major engine of growth and employment creation. Access to finance is [...]