Workstream 1:
Strategic Guidance & Convergence

Guide the integration of Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance solutions in global climate change and resilience frameworks

Making Impact Visible:
Development of a Holistic M&E Framework

The year 2020 marked the transition for the InsuResilience Global Partnership from one-dimensional monitoring of beneficiaries to a holistic, multi-dimensional monitoring, evaluation and learning framework of Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance (CDRFI).

This transition mirrors the trajectory of the Partnership, which started in 2015 as a G7 initiative with a focus on climate-risk insurance and evolved into a multi-stakeholder partnership with a broadening scope towards financial resilience in 2017.  

The InsuResilience G7 initiative aimed to increase the number of poor and vulnerable people in developing countries who have “access to direct or indirect insurance coverage against the negative impact of climate change-related hazards by up to 400 million by 2020” (Elmau Leaders’ Declaration, G7 Summit, 2015). The InsuResilience Secretariat tracked progress towards this target through a survey of all the programmes contributing to the G7 initiative. The focus of the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) activities was to provide a rigorous accounting framework for aggregating beneficiary numbers that ensures accountability and consistency in methodology across programmes and projects.  

The endorsement of Vision 2025 with its six result areas in 2019 was the first milestone towards a more comprehensive, holistic, and partnership-wide monitoring and evaluation (M&E) Framework, focusing on broadening impact dimensions and providing evidence on the positive long-term impacts of CDRFI. More concretely, this meant the inclusion of insurance and non-insurance risk financing, integration into wider resilience and climate policy, as well as endorsement of the five Pro-Poor Principles (impact, quality, ownership, complementarity, equity) as the determinants for successful CDRFI.  

Furthermore, the M&E focus has widened to consider quantitative and qualitative benchmarks for measuring impact. While clear, empirical figures collected in quantitative surveys remain important, there also needs to be space for appraising the qualitative long-term and multi-dimensional impact of CDRFI. 

New goals and workstreams under Vision 2025

New goals and workstreams emerged for the Partnership under Vision 2025 and the ambition to create a M&E Framework that sets global standards for impact measurement of CDRFI:  

The focus in 2021 will lie on the implementation of the new M&E Framework. This will inform the annual data collection from 2020 onwards and enable the Partnership to report on progress using multiple indicators across its six result areas. Furthermore, the Partnership will work on operationalizing the Evidence Roadmap. 

Vision 2025 - key target indicators


poor and vulnerable people covered annually against disaster and climate shocks by pre-arranged risk finance and insurance mechanisms. 


poor and vulnerable people covered annually by microinsurance. (150m are part of the 500m goal)


V20 and other vulnerable countries with comprehensive disaster risk finance strategies in place.


of average annual climate and disaster losses in V20 and other vulnerable countries covered by pre-arranged risk finance and insurance mechanisms.


V20 and other vulnerable countries have developed property and agricultural microinsurance solutions.


V20 and other vulnerable countries with new or enhanced (sub-)sovereign pre-arranged risk-finance and insurance mechanisms for critical infrastructure and/or rapid funding for disaster response.


commitment by the Insurance Development Forum in offered risk capacity for solutions implemented under the InsuResilience Global Partnership.

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“We are delighted to cooperate with the members of the InsuResilience community through knowledge and information sharing. This Partnership creates synergies that will help develop and deliver climate risk financing and insurance solutions for the poor and vulnerable and we are looking forward to supporting it.”

Dr. Orsalia Kalantzopoulos,
CEO of Europa RE (new member in 2020)