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Presentations - Expert Group Meeting on Innovative Finance for Sustainable Development
Name Affiliation/Title Presentation
Session 1: Financing agricultural R&D
Nienke Beintema IFPRI Investments Trends in and Funding Options for Agricultural Research with Focus on Sub-Saharan Africa
William Masters Purdue University Innovative Finance for Agricultural R&D
Annik Dollacker Bayer CropScience Bayer CropScience and Agricultural R&D
Session 2: Index-based insurance for agriculture
Jerry Skees University of Kentucky Using Index-based Risk Transfer Products to Facilitate Rural Lending in Mongolia, Peru, Vietnam
Olivier Mahul World Bank Promoting Innovative Sovereign Catastrophic Risk Financing Solutions
Hemanth Valvekar BASIX BASIX & Weather Insurance
Joanna Syroka WFP/World Bank Experiences in Index-Based Weather Insurance for Agriculture- Lessons Learnt from India & Malawi
Christina Ulardic Swiss Re Index Based Insurance for Agriculture
Session 3: Micro health insurance in Africa
Gerry Noble MicroCare Affordable Access to Quality Healthcare
Rupalee Ruchismita IFMR Proliferation & Penetration of Micro Health Insurance- A Few Lessons
Agnes Chakonta Madison Insurance Microinsurance and HIV/AIDS in Zambia
Session 4: Sub-national instruments for financing basic utilities
Jason Ngobeni City of Johannesburg Sub-National Instruments for Financing Basic Utilities & the City of Johannesburg
Isaura A. Guzmán L. Fitch Ratings The Role of International Credit Ratings in Financing Utilities- The Case of Mexico
Randall Dodd IMF Lessons From The U.S.-Muni bond market inefficiencies and what to do about them
Vikram Kapur Tamil Nadu Urban Infrastructure Financial Services Ltd. Case study from India- Tamil Nadu Urban Development Fund