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Principal Disaster Risk Management Specialist, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Asian Development Bank
Charlotte Benson works on the formulation of disaster risk management policy at ADB and its application in developing member countries. She has over 25 years’ experience working on economic aspects of disaster risk management, including the fiscal management of disaster risk. She holds a BSc and MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and a PhD in Development Studies from the University of London.
Gaps in response funding immediately after disaster can now be addressed through a new form of insurance.