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.

Articles include insights on designing natural hazard microinsurance products, mobile-based applications, the role of insurance in assisting agriculture value chain players in adapting to climate change, an integrated agricultural and health insurance approach, facilitating private sector responses to climate risk in the developing world, risk reduction, as well as regulatory and supervisory challenges of index-based insurance.

The journal features a debate on the impact of climate change on microinsurance for smallholder farmers, and several interviews with authoritative voices from the field. It uncovers key aspects of microinsurance pilot programmes as a tool for climate change adaptation and mitigation in Bangladesh, India, Burundi, Kenya, Mali, Senegal and Central America, as well as lessons learnt from a selection of ongoing initiatives such as the Climate Insurance Fund, the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative, and the Agriculture and Climate Risk Enterprise (ACRE).

Authors include experts from the World Food Programme, IFAD, BlueOrchard Finance, FADQDI, Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation, GIZ, World Bank Group, Wageningen University, ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility, MiCRO, Micro Insurance Academy, HDFC ERGO, Green Delta Insurance, A2ii, IRA Kenya, and NIC Ghana.



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  • Microinsurance Network

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