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I am an actuary and economist who works as a Senior Financial Sector Specialist in the Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance (DRFI) Program, a joint program between the World Bank Group and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery. Over the last decade I have worked with some forty developing country governments to design and implement financial solutions on sovereign disaster risk financing, property catastrophe risk insurance, agricultural insurance, and disaster-linked social protection, in close collaboration with the private insurance and reinsurance industry.

I have published papers in a range of peer reviewed academic journals such as the American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, and the Journal of Development Economics, and have recently written a book with Stefan Dercon entitled Dull Disasters? How planning ahead will make a difference (Oxford University Press).

I have a first class degree from Cambridge University in Mathematics in Computer Science and a D.Phil. in Economics from the University of Oxford, and am a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.

Research

My research is on financial contracting in developing countries, with strong links to development economics, decision under uncertainty, financial theory and actuarial science.

Co-authors for academic work include Stefan Dercon, Dermot Grenham, Gautam Kalani, Neha Kumar, Oliver Mahul, Kolli N. Rao, Ruth Vargas-Hill and Niraj Verma.

You can find my research here.

Email: dclarke2 at worldbank dot org.