Apr 2010
Author(s): Durante, Juan José; Focke, Kurt S.; Collich, Guillermo J.; Marcel, Mario; Andersen, Torben
The Latin American and Caribbean region is highly exposed to natural disasters. The social and economic impact of these events has been historically very significant and it is showing an increasingly…
Apr 2007
Author(s): Andersen, Torben
El presente informe examina el proceso analítico para la gestión del riesgo que comienza con la identificación de las principales amenazas a las que se encuentran expuestos los países de América…
Feb 2005
Author(s): Keipi, Kari; Mora-Castro, Sergio; Bastidas, Pedro
En las últimas décadas, la vulnerabilidad a los impactos de las amenazas naturales ha aumentado dramáticamente en América Latina y el Caribe. Los desastres ponen en evidencia la vulnerabilidad de los…
Dec 2002
Author(s): Andersen, Torben
This technical paper provides us with an in-depth explanation of how losses due to catastrophes are insured and who absorbs the costs of compensating the insured assets. In the absence of an…
Nov 2001
Author(s): Andersen, Torben
The report makes a general assessment of the need for catastrophe risk transfer in Latin America and the Caribbean. It analyzes different ways in which risk transfer can take place in the form of…
Mar 2000
Author(s): Clarke, Caroline; Charvériat, Céline; Mora-Castro, Sergio; Collins, Michael; Keipi, Kari
This report provides an overview of the current state of affairs regarding capacity to cope with natural disasters in the region, an analysis of what needs to be done, and a plan of action with…