What impact does social distancing have on global remittances?
Measures such as social distancing to curb the spread of Coronavirus have handicapped people used to cash-to-cash transactions. Migrants and their families have not been spared. This blog focuses on the extent to which digital channels provide attractive alternatives and opportunities for partnerships between money transfer services, governments and FinTechs to ease this challenge.
How India can transform its fertilizer subsidy program
India, with its millions of farmers who provide food security for the country’s vast population, is primed to reform its fertilizer subsidy program. This blog lists the challenges of subsidizing fertilizer use in India and provides solutions to connect subsidies directly to farmers.
An introduction to disaster risk financing Part II – Building resilience of LMI segments through disaster risk microinsurance
This blog looks at success stories of how microinsurance has addressed climate and disaster risks. It also highlights how bundling helps microinsurance utilize technology and develop the technical capacity to deliver better products
An introduction to disaster risk financing – Part I – Understanding disaster risk financing at the macro level
This blog explores existing disaster risk insurance and the financing of climate disaster risk frameworks in place for low and medium-income segments. It highlights the need for such insurance and is targeted at practitioners, non-specialists like teachers and students, and the interested audience.