Green Delta Insurance Company: The Case For Insuring Women For A Better Tomorrow

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Economic growth in Bangladesh has averaged more than 6 percent over the last decade, which has helped lift per capita income, reduce poverty, and improve social indicators such as those for maternal mortality and gender disparity in education. Much of this progress has been driven by the growing participation of women in the labor force, which has risen from 4 percent in 1974 to over 36 percent in 2019.

Country Focus Note: Bangladesh

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This focus note providing an overview of financial inclusion in Bangladesh, including its current state, the recent trends driving usage in the financial sector and a view on the challenges and opportunities that exist to unlock the potential of FinTech.
 
Bangladesh is both an inspiration and a challenge for policymakers and development practitioners. While efforts in poverty reduction to date have been extraordinary, Bangladesh still faces daunting challenges with nearly 51 million people living below the poverty line.

Health Microinsurance: A Comparative Study of Three Examples in Bangladesh

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The health care system in Bangladesh is mainly urban-based, elite-biased and curative-orientated. Even though nearly 75% of the population lives in rural areas, the public and private health care development has concentrated mainly in urban areas. The standard and the level of health care provided by the public sector is inadequate due to low investment, bureaucratic mismanagement, and the lack of equipment, facilities, and trained medical professionals.

Can micro health insurance reduce poverty? Evidence from Bangladesh

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This paper examines the impact of micro health insurance on poverty reduction in rural areas of Bangladesh. The research is based on household level primary data collected from the operating areas of the Grameen Bank during 2006. A number of outcome measures relating to poverty status are considered, these include household income, stability of household income via food sufficiency and ownership of non-land assets, and also the probability of being above or below the poverty line.

Case Brief: SAJIDA Foundation

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SAJIDA (Bangladesh) designed its insurance product to cover the most important risks faced by its clients. SAJIDA ensures that clients understand and benefit from it through tangible benefits and thorough client education. SAJIDA’s community health workers (Bondhus), located in each branch, perform basic health check-ups, give health advice, identify pregnant mothers and children at risk, and help clients use the health insurance. Therefore, even clients who never make a claim can benefit from the product.

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