Disaster risk financing


OECD adopts guidance on disaster risk financing strategies

23/2/2017 - The effective financial management of disaster risks is a key public policy challenge for governments around the world, particularly those faced with significant exposures to such risks and/or limited capacity to manage the financial impacts of natural and/or man-made disasters, such as floods, earthquakes, cyclones, terrorist attacks, industrial and technological accidents, and pandemics.

With these considerations in mind, the OECD has adopted a Recommendation on Disaster Risk Financing Strategies that provides guidance on the development of strategies for the financial management of disaster risks. Read more



OECD work on disaster risk financing

Under the guidance of the High-Level Advisory Board on the Financial Management of Catastrophic Risks and the OECD Insurance and Private Pensions Committee, the OECD supports the development of strategies for the financial management of natural and man-made disaster risks through the development of guidance and analysis and the sharing of experience and best practices through meetings and seminars.

OECD-ADB joint report on tech innovation for disaster risk management and financing

This joint OECD and ADB report on Leveraging Technology and Innovation for Disaster Risk Management and Financing examines how emerging technologies and innovation can improve the management of disaster and climate risks and the availability and affordability of financial protection tools.




Financial Management of Earthquake Risk, 2018

Financial Management of Flood Risk, 2016

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

Financial instruments for managing disaster risks related to climate change, 2015 

Disaster Risk Financing in APEC Economies, 2013

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

Risk awareness, capital markets and catastrophic risks, 2011

Good practices for the mitigation and financial management of catastrophic risks, 2010 

Policy Handbook on Natural Hazard Awareness and Disaster Risk Reduction, 2009

Financial Management of Large-scale Catastrophes, 2008

Terrorism Risk Insurance in OECD Countries 2005

Catastrophic Risks and Insurance, 2005

Large-scale Disasters: Lessons Learned, 2004

Keeping schools safe in earthquakes, 2004

Environmental risks and insurance, 2003

Insurance and Expanding Systemic Risks, 2003

Emerging Risks in the 21st Century: An Agenda for Action, 2003





OECD-ADBI-ADBC Workshop on Developing the elements of a disaster risk financing strategy in Asia, 8-9 May 2018, Bangkok

OECD-ADBI Seminar on Disaster Risk Financing in Asia, 2016, 24 June 2016, Tokyo

OECD Conference on the financial management of flood risk12-13 May 2016, Paris

IPPC Special Session on Climate Change and the Insurance sector, 4 December 2015, Paris 

Global Seminar on Disaster Risk Financing, 17-18 September 2015, Kuala Lumpur

3rd International Meeting on Terrorism Risk Insurance, 10 September 2014, Washington D.C.

2nd International Meeting on Terrorism Risk Insurance, 2012, Paris

High-Level Roundtable on the Financial Management of Earthquakes, 2011, Paris

1st Conference on Terrorism Risk Insurance, 2010, Paris

2009 Conference on the Financial Management of Large-scale Catastrophes, Bangkok

2007 Conference on the Financial Management of Large-scale Catastrophes, Hyderabad

2004 Conference on Catastrophic Risks and Insurance, Paris



Mr. Leigh Wolfrom



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