Financing for Overcoming Economic Insecurity

Financing for Overcoming Economic Insecurity

by Rob Vos, Nazrul Islam

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ISBN-13: 9781849665797
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 03/12/2015
Series: The United Nations Series on Development
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Nazrul Islam is the Chief of the Global Economic Monitoring Unit of the Development Policy Analysis Division (DPAD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) of the United Nations and a Research Fellow of the International Centre for the Study of East Asian Development (ICSEAD), Kitakyushu, Japan.

Rob Vos is currently the Director of Director of the Gender, Equity and Rural Employment Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome. Previously he was the Director of the Development Policy and Analysis Division (DPAD) at the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) of the United Nations.
is Director of the Development Policy and Analysis Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs at the United Nations.
Nazrul Islam is currently a Senior Economic Affairs Officer at the Development Policy Analysis Division (DPAD) of the UN-DESA.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures

Preface

About the Editors

About the Contributors

Chapter 1 Introduction
Rob Vos and Nazrul Islam

Chapter 2 Globalization, Offshoring and Economic Insecurity
in Industrialized Countries
William Milberg and Deborah Winkler

Chapter 3 Managing Financial Instability in Developing Countries: Why Prudence is not Enough
Yilmaz Akyüz

Chapter 4 Insurance, Credit and Safety Nets for the Poor in a World of Risk
Daniel Clarke and Stefan Dercon

Chapter 5 Assessing the Success of Microinsurance Programmes in Meeting the Insurance Needs of the Poor
Paul Mosley

Chapter 6 Assessing the Insurance Role of Microsavings
David Hulme, Karen Moore and Armando Barrientos

Chapter 7 Can Microfinance Reduce Economic Insecurity and Poverty? By How Much and How?
Nazrul Islam

Chapter 8 Insurance against Losses from Natural Disasters in Developing Countries
Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer and Reinhard Mechler

Index

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