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Capital markets or alms? An emerging paradigm shift in disaster funding

Author: Van Wassenhove, Luk N. INSEAD Area: Technology and Operations ManagementPublisher: Fontainebleau : INSEAD, 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 13 p.Type of document: INSEAD CaseNote: Latest version available via https://publishing.insead.eduAbstract: The case narrates the process of testing the concept of weather derivatives in developing countries. It describes why the World Food Programme chose Ethiopia as the pilot case and the process that led to the selection of AXA Ré, the giant insurance company.Pedagogical Objectives: The case helps discuss the contribution of the financial sector to a more equitable, timely and efficient response to humanitarian disasters. It touches upon the importance of protecting development gains. It can also be used in finance courses as it provides a good example of risk aggregation and layering as well as new product development in the insurance industry.
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The case helps discuss the contribution of the financial sector to a more equitable, timely and efficient response to humanitarian disasters. It touches upon the importance of protecting development gains. It can also be used in finance courses as it provides a good example of risk aggregation and layering as well as new product development in the insurance industry.

The case narrates the process of testing the concept of weather derivatives in developing countries. It describes why the World Food Programme chose Ethiopia as the pilot case and the process that led to the selection of AXA Ré, the giant insurance company.

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