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.

MIA Online Courses in Microinsurance


The India-based Micro Insurance Academy (MIA), in collaboration with The Infinite Actuary is providing free online courses in microinsurance studies.


The target audience of these courses includes members of grassroots communities worldwide who are interested in establishing their own Community-Based Mutual Aid Schemes (CBMAS). The courses also benefit students of several disciplines (actuarial, development, health financing, insurance etc.) and professionals working/partnering with microinsurers worldwide.


The courses are structured under 3 streams:

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.

Health microinsurance instructional pricing tool

There are few microinsurance educational tools available to actuaries and healthcare practitioners. In response, Milliman and the International Actuarial Association have collaborated to develop a health microinsurance instructional pricing tool for the microinsurance industry. This model illustrates key actuarial principles common to health scheme pricing and describes a number of important items to consider when using available data and applying adjustments in health scheme pricing.


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