Publications

Should Flood Re be extended to SMEs?

Policy publication by Paola Sakai on 16 Jun 2020

This new study from the UK flood affected areas looks at the economic costs of flooding on SMEs and proposes ways to increase their flood protection.


Does it pay for firms to go green?

Policy publication by Misato Sato, Tobias Kruse, Josh Burke, Myra Mohnen, Peter Pope on 15 Jun 2020

To tackle the challenges of climate change, more investment needs to be mobilised in low-carbon technologies and capital assets. This report examines the implications for firms as they diversify into the green marketplace. read more »


Enabling private sector adaptation to climate change among small businesses in developing countries: What role for multi-stakeholder partnerships? Experiences from Kenya

Working paper by Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Florence Crick, Joanes Atela, Declan Conway on 9 Jun 2020

This paper investigates the role of multi-stakeholder partnerships (MSPs) in supporting the development of enabling conditions for adaptation to climate change among micro, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries, with a focus on Kenya.


Disaster impacts and financing: local insights from the Philippines

Working paper by Arlan Brucal, Viktor Rözer, Denyse S. Dookie, Rebecca Byrnes, Majah-Leah V. Ravago, Faye Cruz, Gemma Narisma on 9 Jun 2020

The Philippines is highly exposed to natural hazards including typhoons. This report, finding that financial aid tends to be heavily focused on response to hazards rather than preparedness and resilience, investigates why further disaster risk policy intervention may be required at the local level and provides guidance to policymakers. read more »


Market failures and willingness-to-accept the smart energy transition: Experimental evidence from the UK

Working paper by Greer Gosnell, Daire McCoy on 26 May 2020

This paper describes an experiment on a nationally representative sample of UK households that aimed to quantify resistance to smart meter adoption and test for the existence of commonly cited market failures that inhibit the adoption of energy-saving technologies. The authors measured if households would adopt a smart meter without financial compensation and, for those households unwilling to do so, the subsidy level that would be necessary to persuade them. read more »




Policy interactions and the transition to clean technology

Working paper by Ghassane Benmir, Josselin Roman on 22 Apr 2020

This paper assesses the effectiveness and interactions of different policies aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions, using a macro-financial framework. The research aims to provide central banks and similar institutions with the tools to contribute to climate change mitigation and demonstrates the importance of including these institutions in the push to reduce global emission levels. read more »



Insurance and financial services across developing countries: an empirical study of coverage and demand

Working paper by Architesh Panda, Peter Lambert, Swenja Surminski on 8 Apr 2020

Analysing household data from 16 developing countries across Asia and Africa, this paper examines the landscape of access to and sources of financial services. The results shed new light on how insurance uptake could be increased through more tailored and targeted products and services that are designed to meet local needs and requirements in the face of climate and other shocks. read more »