I work with the World Bank-GFDRR Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance (DRFI) Program on sovereign DRFI and agricultural insurance. Since 2006 I worked with the World Bank on a wide range of projects ranging from sovereign DRFI in Mexico, Colombia, Indonesia, the Caribbean region and the Pacific region, to agricultural insurance in India. Before joining the World Bank as a staff member I spent four years working as a private sector actuarial consultant, followed by six years lecturing in financial mathematics and financial contracting in developing countries at the University of Oxford.


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 papers here.

Email: dclarke2 at worldbank dot org.