Among countries around the world, there is a growing awareness about the need to strengthen the financial protection of public assets. Many countries, particularly those across the South East Asia region, have made significant advances in recent years in putting in place financial protection of public assets. This is also a key priority under the Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Insurance Facility (SEADRIF), which provides both technical support as well as financial instruments to its members.
The SEADRIF knowledge series on financial protection of public assets feature a series of interactive webinars and associated fact sheets, taking place every 2 weeks from May 2020 to November 2020. The objective of this knowledge series is to provide government officials with an understanding of the steps required to design, develop, deliver and operate effective financial protection of public assets, particularly through risk transfer and insurance. This series will draw upon case studies from within and outside the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region to illustrate the key issues commonly encountered when designing and implementing financial protection measures. When taken together, these factsheets are designed to act as a guide for governmental officials.