Risk Transfer and Insurance

Projects

Promoting Index-Based Weather Insurance for Small Holder Farmers in Burkina Faso

The United Nations Development Programme is working with the Government of Burkina Faso to develop a project proposal for a new US$4.5 million grant proposal for the Global Environment Facility Least Developed Countries Fund. The proposed "Promoting Index-Based Weather Insurance for Small Holder Farmers in Burkina Faso" project will include US$19 million in co-financing.

Building Resilience of Health Systems in Asian LDCs to Climate Change

Climate change brings with it serious risks to public health, particularly in Asia which is vulnerable to its impacts.  Heat waves will increase morbidity and mortality in vulnerable groups.  Altered rain patterns and water flows will impact crop production and thus increase malnutrition.  And changes in air and water temperatures, as well as increased incidence of extreme events, will affect transmission of infections diseases.  Those in low-lying coastal zones and flood plains are particularly at risk.  The problem is exacerbated in Least Developed Countries (LDCs), where adaptive capacit