Co-organized by the World Bank Group, Lloyd’s, and the Department for International Development (DfID)

This event will spotlight the evidence-base for disaster risk finance in developing countries, launching the findings of a three-year research project implemented by the Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance Program (DRFIP) - a joint initiative of the World Bank Group’s Finance and Markets Global Practice, and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery - and funded by the DfID’s Humanitarian Innovation and Evidence Program. The Disaster Risk Finance Impact Analytics Project weaves together catastrophe risk modeling, insurance, and disaster risk management with academic disciplines ranging from actuarial science and financial economics, to development economics, public finance, and behavior economics. The resulting robust methodologies help better guide investment in disaster risk finance projects from a development perspective.


Tuesday May 10, 2016


6.30pm-8.10pm, with a reception from 5.30pm


The Old Library, Lloyd’s, 
One Lime Street, 
London EC3M 7HA

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Lucy Stanbrough
0207 327 6921




5:30pm Reception


6:30pm Welcome
John Parry, Director, Finance, Lloyd’s


6:35pm Keynote
Rt Hon Desmond Swayne MP, Minister of State for International Development


 6:45pm Welcome
Samuel Maimbo, Practice Manager, Finance and Markets Global Practice, World Bank Group


6:50pm Presentation: Disaster Risk Finance as a Tool for Development: Toward Better Evaluation and Evidence
Stefan  Dercon, Professor of Economic Policy and Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford, and Chief Economist of the UK Department for International Development 
Daniel  Clarke, Senior Specialist, Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance Program, World Bank Group


7:20pm Panel discussion: The evidence base for risk finance solution as a tool for development problems
Stefan Dercon, The University of Oxford and Department for International Development
Olivier Mahul, Global Lead and Program Manager, Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance Program, World Bank Group
Robert Muir Wood, Chief Research Officer, Risk Management 
Brendan Plessis, Executive Vice President, Head of Emerging Markets, XL Catlin


 8:10pm Closing remarks
John Parry, Director, Finance, Lloyd’s





Please respond via the registration link to indicate your availability, by Thursday May 5, 2016.  Only pre-registered guests will be able to attend. and if the event is oversubscribed we will accept attendees on a first-come first-served basis.