All India Disaster Mitigation Institute

AIDMI is a non-governmental, community-based research organization that works towards bridging the gap between policy, practice, and research related to disaster risk mitigation and reduction.

IIASA has worked with AIDMI in the following areas:

18 November 2011
Beating the poverty trap

Options Magazine, Winter 2011: People unable to escape from poverty without external help are caught in what’s commonly termed a “poverty trap.” Even people who are not extremely poor can be forced into a state of inescapable poverty by extreme events like floods or drought. Disaster microinsurance can offer resources for poor households to overcome the immediate impacts of natural disasters, but recent IIASA research shows that microinsurance, when integrated with additional adaptive measures, is much more effective than microinsurance alone in preventing people from falling into a poverty trap in the first place. More

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