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Risk Management

Supporting Resilient Livelihoods in Challenging Environments

Mon, May 22, 2017
In this webinar, practitioners shared their experiences supporting crisis-affected people to restore their livelihoods, rehabilitate market infrastructure, and establish informal savings.

Economic Recovery and Resilience in Crisis Environments (Event Resources)

Mon, November 9, 2015
Find resources here from November’s event, including the webinar recording and presenters’ slides.

Economic Recovery and Resilience in Crisis Environments

Thu, October 29, 2015
In this month’s Microlinks Seminar, we will discuss the MERS and learn from other fields practitioners’ lessons from a variety of complex operating environments.

Be Prepared! Experiences in Pre-Crisis Market Mapping (Event Resources)

Wed, June 17, 2015
Find resources here for June's Microlinks seminar on value chain analysis in the pre-emergency context.

Be Prepared! Experiences in Pre-Crisis Market Mapping

Thu, June 11, 2015
Register for June's Microlinks seminar on value chain analysis in the pre-emergency context.

Realizing Rural Resilience and Inclusive Growth by Reducing Risk: Is Agricultural Insurance the Key?

Mon, April 6, 2015
This month's seminar regards the potential for agricultural insurance to promote resilience and inclusive agricultural growth as part of an integrated risk management approach. Join us!

Microfinance Market Outlook 2015

Thu, December 4, 2014
This report provides an in-depth outlook of microfinance markets for the next five years and reviews the development of these markets in the past five years.

ICT and AG Profile: Dunavant

Tue, January 8, 2013
This profile discusses Dunavant, the largest cotton company in the Zambia, which is pilot testing the use of e-vouchers that are redeemable for cash, merchandise, and other services including school fees.

Pathways towards greater impact: Better microinsurance models, products and processes for microfinance institutions

Mon, November 26, 2012
This paper provides a comprehensive review of the challenges and successes of microfinance institutions' risk management services and offers 10 key recommendations.

Do Caste and Social Interactions Affect Risk Attitudes and Adoption of Microinsurance? Evidence from Rainfall Insurance Adoption in Gujarat, India

Mon, November 26, 2012
The paper looks into the social context within which risk attitudes are formed and participation decisions are made, using microdata from rural households in Gujarat, India.

CGAP launches new blog series on "Financial Inclusion and Financial Crime"

Fri, November 23, 2012
This series will explore the nature of pyramid schemes and how they effect consumer trust in formal financial services. It will analyze learning from global examples of financial crime and its lessons for financial inclusion policy and programs.

Key takeaways on the payment card ecosystem, its risks, and rewards

Mon, October 22, 2012
Seminar presenters Jack Williams (Paymentcard Services), Susan Smith (U.S. Department of Justice), and moderator Maria Stephens (USAID) reflect on the electronic payment card ecosystem and the ways that these systems are used and misused.

The Evolution of Prepaid Instruments from Giftcards to Virtual Money Laundering in a Global Theatre (Event Resources)

Wed, October 17, 2012
In this presentation, the presenters discuss the early history of prepaid cards and the importance of understanding the ecosystem of payment cards.

The Evolution of Prepaid Instruments from Giftcards to Virtual Money Laundering in a Global Theatre and its Implications for Financial Inclusion Programming

Tue, October 2, 2012
On October 18, experts from the Justice Department and Paymentcard Services, Inc. will present a comprehensive picture of the payment card ecosystem, transaction flows, actors, networks, risks, and many other critical considerations.

Risk Management in Agricultural Finance: Building more inclusive and secure markets

Wed, September 5, 2012
The IADB is organizing a 1-day conference to examine new approaches for managing agricultural risks that help expand access to finance while lowering rural poverty and improving food security in Latin America and the Caribbean.