Workshop on Developing the elements of a disaster risk financing strategy in Asia


 8-9 May 2018 Bangkok, Thailand

Co-hosted with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) and the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), this two-day workshop brought together government officials from disaster risk management agencies, insurance supervisors and ministries of finance as well as international organisations, academia and the private sector to share experience and expertise on the development of strategies for managing the financial impacts of disaster risks.


The OECD's contribution to this event was supported by the Japanese government.


Programme outline

The agenda focused on three issues critical for the development of a strategy for managing the financial impacts of disaster risks:

  • damage and loss data collection and exposure quantification
  • access to international reinsurance markets
  • managing disaster related contingent liabilities within public finance frameworks




Conference outcomes  

OECD Recommendation on Disaster Risk Financing Strategies

OECD Recommendation on the Governance of Critical Risks 



Mr. Leigh Wolfrom: [email protected]



Financial Management of Flood Risk, 2016

Disaster risk financing: A global survey of practices and challenges, 2015

G20/OECD methodological framework on disaster risk assessment and risk financing, 2012

Assessing the Real Cost of Disasters, 2018

Managing disaster-related contingent liabilities in public finance frameworks, 2017



OECD-ADBI Seminar on Disaster Risk Financing in Asia, 2016 

Global Seminar on Disaster Risk Financing: Towards the Development of Effective Approaches to the Financial Management of Disaster 




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