The State of Microinsurance 2017 is out!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

The Microinsurance Network launches the third edition of “The State of Microinsurance”, the annual sector 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 of the journal 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).

“The common characteristic among these programmes is that they all fall within a value proposition to the beneficiaries, have a bottom-up approach and take into account the real needs of the poor and the un(der)served,” explains Jenny Glaesener-Nasr, lead coordinator of the publication at the Microinsurance Network.

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.

The journal has been gaining growing recognition amongst sector experts with over 1500 copies distributed last year. In 2018 the publication will be focussing on the role of microinsurance in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Those interested in contributing can get in touch with the Microinsurance Network by October 2017.

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