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

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

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Managing risks (more) effectively: Rethinking insurance for MSMEs 
MSMEs form the backbone of many economies globally and give rise to economic growth, employment and innovation. The ongoing COVID-19 crisis [...]
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The COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying containment and mitigation measures have affected and disrupted the operations of industries around [...]
Impact of COVID-19 on the insurance sector – Ghana, Malawi and Zimbabwe
The COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying restrictions by many governments across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have forced insurance providers, insurance [...]
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Never waste a crisis – how sub-Saharan African insurers are being affected by, and are responding to, COVID-19
COVID-19 containment and mitigation measures in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have restricted the movement of people, goods and services. This has [...]
Microinsurance Network Annual Report 2019
International concern about the impacts of climate change and natural disasters has brought the insurance community together to build resilience and [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]