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    Closing the gap: Pooling risk in Central America and the Caribbean (PDF, 354kb)

    18 May 2018

    Since 1980, nine countries in Central America and the Caribbean have had at least half of their annual gross domestic product (GDP) wiped out by a natural catastrophe. The 2010 earthquake in Haiti had an estimated impact of 120% of GDP.

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    Closing the gap: Drought threat to Uruguay‘s reliance on hydropower (PDF, 353kb)

    18 May 2018

    Uruguay is fortunate to have four river basins within its borders, two of which feed its hydroelectric plants. Hydropower can supply up to 90% of the country‘s electricity demand in a humid year. A dry year, however, can be costly.

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    Staying afloat Flood Risk in Argentina (short version) (PDF, 419kb)

    06 October 2016

    Over the past 50 years, 75 major flood events have been reported in Argentina, affecting around 13 million people and taking more than 500 lives. With the equivalent of USD 22.5bn lost since 1980, floods are the most costly natural catastrophe affecting the country.
    Adjusting for the country‘s GDP growth, the same events today would have caused accumulated losses of USD 43.5bn.

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    Mantenerse a flote – El riesgo de inundación en Argentina (short vs.) (PDF, 414kb)

    06 October 2016

    En los últimos 50 años, 75 grandes inundaciones fueron reportadas en el país, afectando a 13 millones de personas y causando más de 500 decesos. Con pérdidas equivalentes a USD 22 500 millones desde 1980, las inundaciones son la catástrofe natural
    más costosa que afecta al país. Ajustado al crecimiento del PBI argentino, estos eventos hubieran causado hoy pérdidas
    acumuladas por USD 43 500 millones.

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    Staying afloat Flood Risk in Argentina (long version) (PDF, 2.15mb)

    06 October 2016

    In the late afternoon of 2 April 2013, rain started pouring down like many other days in La Plata. In just a few hours, 200 mm fell over the city. It did not take long before the roads turned into rivers, and these rivers into fatal traps. Looking from the window of her home in La Plata, Noelia eventually found herself staring at the water as it burst
    violently into her house.

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    Mantenerse a flote - El riesgo de inundación en Argentina (PDF, 1.99mb)

    06 October 2016

    Durante la tarde del 2 de abril de 2013, comenzó a llover como muchos otros días en la Plata. En unas pocas horas, cayeron 200 milímetros sobre la ciudad. No pasó mucho tiempo hasta que las calles se transformaron en ríos, y estos en trampas fatales. Mientras miraba por la ventana de su casa en La Plata, Noelia se encontró,
    de repente, viendo como el agua irrumpía violentamente en su hogar.

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    Seguro forestal: un potencial muy poco aprovechado (PDF, 1.24mb)

    16 August 2016

    Forests are a vital resource for life on our planet but remain largely uninsured today. Swiss Re believes the re/insurance industry can make a big difference for forestry stakeholders by helping them close the protection gap with viable forest management solutions.

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    Agricultural insurance in Latin America: taking root (PDF, 994kb)

    15 July 2016

    Agricultural insurance is one of a number of risk management strategies used to confront the perils of agricultural production. It helps manage risks in the agricultural food value chain, stabilize farming income and promote investment in agriculture. In Latin America, agricultural insurance systems include formal and informal risk sharing and transfer arrangements, private insurance and post-disaster government relief. They span the spectrum of predominantly market-based systems where private insurers compete for business, to more state-directed programs.

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    El seguro agrícola en Latinoamérica: Arraigando (PDF, 1.08mb)

    15 July 2016

    Agricultural insurance is one of a number of risk management strategies used to confront the perils of agricultural production. It helps manage risks in the agricultural food value chain, stabilize farming income and promote investment in agriculture. In Latin America, agricultural insurance systems include formal and informal risk sharing and transfer arrangements, private insurance and post-disaster government relief. They span the spectrum of predominantly market-based systems where private insurers compete for business, to more state-directed programs.

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    The property protection gap in Latin America (PDF, 2.46mb)

    23 March 2016

    Underinsurance of property risks is a global challenge. Much of the protection gap is due to uninsured global natural catastrophe risk, which has been rising over the past 40 years. This report focuses on the property protection gap in Latin America. The protection gap is defined as the difference between total economic losses and insured losses. With economic development and ongoing urbanisation, the value of property at risk has outpaced the purchase of insurance in many countries.

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    Agro insurance hotspot: Peru
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    14 December 2015

    Agriculture employs one in four in Peru. A highly diversified sector, it includes all segments – from commercial to smallholder farming. Export income from coffee is important to the economy but at the same time it’s exposed to
    many perils: The coffee leaf rust outbreak in 2012/2013 was just the latest event to hit the sector

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    Agro insurance hotspot: Peru
    (PDF, 1.27mb)

    14 December 2015

    Agriculture employs one in four in Peru. A highly diversified sector, it includes all segments – from commercial to smallholder farming. Export income from coffee is important to the economy but at the same time it’s exposed to
    many perils: The coffee leaf rust outbreak in 2012/2013 was just the latest event to hit the sector

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