Exploring New Frontiers - The Potential of Impact Investments in Microinsurance


This Network publication coordinated by the Funders Discussion Group, explores the state of impact investing in the microinsurance sector, landscapes the investments made till date, identifies challenges in the sphere and makes key recommendations to current and potential microinsurance investors.

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A Microinsurance Toolbox: Solutions to Challenges


The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and Allianz SE (Allianz) joined forces to launch a development partnership as part of the develoPPP.de programme of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Referred to as the Microinsurance1 Toolbox (Toolbox), this document has been created by the Development Partnership with the Private Sector (DPP) of the GIZ and Allianz.
GIZ and Allianz started its first DPP cooperation on microinsurance in 2004.

Insurance Literacy Efforts of the German Development Cooperation: Voices from the field


An overview gathering and analysing relevant experiences available within the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ, German International Cooperation). It aims to provide guidance and examples for the practitioners of insurance literacy. GIZ implements relevant projects in developing countries and emerging economies together with local partners.

Inclusive Insurance and the Sustainable Development Goals


This study, published by the Sector Project “Global Initiative for the Access to Insurance” on behalf of BMZ, explores how insurance contributes to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
In 2015, the UN adopted a far-reaching resolution intended to transform the world. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals seeks to complete what the Millennium Development Goals did not achieve, particular in reaching the most vulnerable.

The State of Microinsurance 2017


The State of Microinsurance is the Microinsurance Network's annual journal providing insurance industry, experts and practitioners operating in the inclusive insurance space with key insights on the latest developments in microinsurance. The 2017 edition takes a closer look at microinsurance solutions for climate change, focussing on pioneering ideas in the way microinsurance is being designed and offered, and highlighting key lessons learned from a range of different programmes and initiatives.

Matching Contributions for Pensions: A Review of International Experience


Matching defined contribution schemes are gaining popularity in both rich and poor countries as a promising means to reduce gaps in the participation in formal pension systems. Matching contributions by employers, the government, or both to defined contribution schemes are used alone or jointly with other interventions to motivate participation in pension schemes.

Performance evaluation framework for government-sponsored health insurance programmes


The attainment of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is one of the key goals of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a special emphasis on cost-effectiveness as a key success factor. So far, a number of countries have initiated health insurance programmes as a means to provide healthcare coverage, financial protection and to achieve the final goal of UHC. These programmes are based on the principles of risk pooling and purchasing of health services on behalf of the insured.

The State of Microinsurance 2016


This second edition of the Microinsurance Network's annual journal presents the insights and views of 22 experts in the field with regards to innovative developments in product design, distribution and regulation. Topics discussed include behavioural economics in microinsurance, the contribution of insurance to capital market development, and the possibility of benchmarking microinsurance based on key performance indicators. For the first time, the journal includes a debate which focuses on the role of private health insurance in achieving universal health coverage.


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