Daniel J. Clarke

Daniel J. Clarke

Senior Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance Specialist, Finance & Markets

Daniel J. Clarke was a Senior Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance (DRFI) Specialist, Finance and Markets Global Practice of the World Bank Group until October 2016.

Between 2014 and 2016, he was part of the World Bank Group-GFDRR DRFI Program where he worked with governments towards efficient, cost-effective solutions for enhanced financial protection against disasters.

Since 2006 he has worked with the World Bank Group on a wide range of projects ranging from sovereign financial protection in Mexico, Colombia, Indonesia, the Caribbean region and the Pacific region, to agricultural insurance in India, Kenya, Mongolia and Bangladesh, and scalable social protection in Kenya.  Within the DRFI Program he currently coordinates the analytical work, agricultural insurance work, and a project trying to strengthen the evidence base on the costs and benefits of potential DRFI solutions.

Before joining the World Bank as staff he trained as an actuary in the private sector before spending six years lecturing financial mathematics and financial contracting in developing countries at the University of Oxford.  He has published papers in a range of peer reviewed academic journals such as the Journal of Development Economics.

Dr Clarke, a British national, has a first class degree from Cambridge University in Mathematics in Computer Science and a D.Phil. in Economics from the University of Oxford. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.