The Landscape of Microinsurance in Latin America and the Caribbean 2017 - Preliminary Briefing Note

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This preliminary briefing note summarises some of the key insights and trends from the 2017 Landscape of Microinsurance in Latin America and the Caribbean study which will be published in the first quarter of 2018. Like the 2014 study, it comprises data from both primary sources and secondary research on the 21 largest markets in the region. The data collected through this study indicates that, as of December 2016, about 8.2% of the Latin American population had at least one microinsurance policy. An estimated total of 52.1 million people are now insured.

10th Consultative Forum Note: Scaling up agricultural index insurance in Africa - Building disaster resilience of smallholder farmers

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The 10th Consultative Forum which took place in Kampala, Uganda on May 24 and 25 2017 brought together high-ranking representatives from African insurance supervisory authorities, the industry and the public sector to discuss “Scaling up agricultural index insurance in Africa: Building disaster resilience of smallholder farmers”.
 
This Forum Briefing Note provides a summary of the key takeaways from the event and outlines recommendations for action for the industry and regulators.

Securing the Masses: An Assessment of Jan Suraksha Schemes

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Jan Suraksha, a combination of three schemes - PMSBY (accident insurance), PMJJBY (life insurance), APY (pension product) - is India's tryst to insure the country's masses and is part of the largest financial inclusion programme in the world. The policy brief, Securing the Masses: An Assessment of Jan Suraksha Schemes, looks at the main takeaways, as well as the primary recommendations, including the current state, how it can be expanded to reach more lives, and the challenges when it comes to customer awareness, claims and administrative processes.

9th Consultative Forum Briefing Note: Exploring challenges in scaling up insurance as a disaster resilience strategy for smallholder farmers

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The 9th Consultative Forum which took place in Singapore on March 14, 2017 brought together high-ranking representatives from the public sector, supervisory authorities and the insurance industry to discuss “Exploring challenges in scaling up insurance as a disaster resilience strategy for smallholder farmers”.
 
This Forum Briefing Note provides a summary of the key takeaways from the event and outlines recommendations for action for the industry and regulators.

Delivering Microinsurance in the Philippines

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Low-income people are highly vulnerable to risks, especially health problems, the destruction of their houses, assets, harvest or livestock due to natural catastrophes or to losing the breadwinner of the family in an accident. However, the option of purchasing an insurance policy to become capable of dealing with financial shocks remains ineffective due to the lack of access to affordable and responsive insurance.

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