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Chapter 12 Financial mechanisms and services for risk reduction

Further reading

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C. Churchill (ed.), Protecting the Poor: A Microinsurance Compendium (Geneva: International Labour Organization and Munich Re Foundation, 2006),
K. Harris, Finance for Emergency Preparedness: Links to Resilience, Background Paper (London: Overseas Development Institute, 2013),
M. Helmuth et al. (eds), Index Insurance and Climate Risk: Prospects for Development and Disaster Management (New York: International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University, 2009),
Humanitarian Exchange, no. 54, 2012, special feature on new learning in cash transfer programming,
K. Jacobsen, A. Marshak and M. Griffith, Increasing the Financial Resilience of Disaster-affected Populations (Medford, MA: Feinstein International Center, Tufts University),
J. Kellet and A. Caravani, Financing Disaster Risk Reduction: A 20 Year Story of International Aid (London/Washington DC: Overseas Development Institute and Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction of the World Bank, 2013),
J. Linnerooth-Bayer et al., Mechanisms for Financing the Costs of Disasters (London: Foresight, Government Office for Science, 2012),
R. Mechler, J. Linnerooth-Bayer and D. Peppiatt, Disaster Insurance for the Poor? A Review of Microinsurance for Natural Disaster Risks in Developing Countries (Geneva/Vienna: ProVention Consortium and IIASA, 2006),
Miamidian et al., Surviving Disaster and Supporting Recovery: A Guidebook for Microfinance Institutions (Washington DC: World Bank, 2005),
Microenterprise Best Practices Project, Rapid-Onset Natural Disaster Technical Briefs (Washington DC: Development Alternatives Inc./USAID, 1998)
     1. Loan Rescheduling after a Natural Disaster 

     2. New Loans after a Natural Disaster 

     3. Using Compulsory Savings for Natural Disaster Response

     4. Non-financial Emergency Services to MFI Clients 

     5. MFI Liquidity Problems after a Natural Disaster 

     6. Pre-disaster Planning To Protect MFIs 

     7. Pre-disaster Planning To Protect Microfinance Clients 

     8. Microfinance Donors: Preparing for Natural Disaster 

I. O’Donnell, Practice Review on Innovations in Finance for Disaster Risk Management (Geneva: ProVention Consortium, 2009),
S. Prabhakar et al., Promoting Risk Financing in the Asia Pacific Region: Lessons from Agricultural Insurance in Malaysia, Philippines and Vietnam (Hayama: Institute for Global Environmental Strategy, 2013),
K. Savage and P. Harvey (eds), Remittances During Crises: Implications for Humanitarian Response (London: Overseas Development Institute, 2007),
J. Sebstad and M. Cohen, Microfinance, Risk Management and Poverty Reduction (Washington DC: Management Systems International (AIMS project), 2000),
R. B. Sharma, S. Hochrainer-Stigler and R. Mechler, Impact Assessment of Disaster Microinsurance for Pro-poor Risk Management: Evidence from South Asia (Geneva/Ahmedabad/Vienna: ProVention Consortium/All India Disaster Mitigation Institute/International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, 2011),
UNISDR, Invest To Prevent Disaster (Geneva: UNISDR, 2005),
K. Warner et al., Adaptation to Climate Change: Linking Disaster Risk Reduction and Insurance (Geneva: UNISDR, 2009),