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INSURED - Insurance for rural resilience and economic development

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The paper examines a technical assistance programme increasing the resilience of poor rural households to climate risks. It explores insurance for rural resilience and economic development. 

INSURED is a USD3.8 million programme financed by Sida (the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) and implemented by IFAD through the Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM). The four‑year programme’s goal is threefold: – increase the resilience of poor rural households in the face of climate risks – build their capacity to manage risks – strengthen their livelihoods. The overall objective of INSURED is to protect the incomes of rural women and men and to promote investment in smallholder agriculture – by smallholders themselves and the public and private sectors, including financial service providers, value chain actors and governments. 

Key Facts

  • INSURED promotes climate and agricultural insurance as a cross-cutting tool in rural development 
  • USD 3.8 million
  • Financed by Sida
  • Four years: 2018-2021
  • Implemented by IFAD through PARM
  • Geographical focus: Global – with core activities in Cambodia, Indonesia, Uganda, Zambia

Document Information

Document Type Brief
Author Massimo Giovanola, Technical Specialist at IFAD, and Emily Coleman, Financial Inclusion and Insurance Expert at IFAD
Year of Publication 2019
Publisher International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Number of Pages 2 pages
Region / Country Global /
Primary Language English (en)
Keywords rural resilience, Economic Development, Technical Assistance, smallholder investment in agriculture
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