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Index insurance, climate risk management & gender equality

Hellin, J. and Fisher, E. (2018) Index insurance, climate risk management & gender equality. In: The state of microinsurance 2018: the insider's guide to understanding the sector. Microinsurance Annual Journal, 4. The Microinsurance Network, Luxembourg, pp. 14-16. ISBN 9782919945351

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There is growing interest in how inclusive insurance can contribute to fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Climate change, however, threatens our ability to achieve some of the goals, not least SDG1 (End Poverty) and SDG2 (End Hunger). Furthermore, there are significant differences in the risks faced by men and women, which could lead to climate change undermining SDG5: to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. Here we present a framework for assessing gender equity issues in insurance design in order to build greater gender equality in insurance programs.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Department of International Development
ID Code:80637
Publisher:The Microinsurance Network

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