Impact assessment

African Risk Capacity (ARC)

Helping African governments to insure themselves against natural disasters and respond rapidly when their citizens experience harvest failure.


African Risk Capacity (ARC)


ARC uses satellite information to predict whether the harvest is likely to have been successful, or failed, and the likely humanitarian response cost. When an insured event occurs, the insured government uses the ARC payout to launch early response activities as set out in their pre-agreed contingency plan.

Published 27 November 2015
Last updated 7 December 2016 + show all updates
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