A Guide to Public-Sector Resilience Bond Sponsorship

re:focus partners / by Shalini Vajjhala and James Rhodes

[Brookings Institution] So how can governments at all levels take a different approach to managing natural disasters?

In a new report, A Guide to Public-Sector Resilience Bond Sponsorship, my co-author James Rhodes and I highlight how Resilience Bonds can help local, state, and federal government agencies and international development banks make the leap from disaster relief to resilience. Resilience Bonds are a variation on standard catastrophe bonds that connect financial protections in the form of catastrophe insurance with investments in on-the-ground risk reduction projects, like seawalls or building retrofits.

The benefits of connecting disaster risk reduction with existing insurance programs are well proven in the insurance industry…


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s