The Grameen Crédit Agricole Newsletter n°17 & 18

Monday, October 6, 2014

The Grameen Crédit Agricole Newsletter n°17 & 18 is out now.

To find out news on Professor Yunus, Director of the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation, the level of satisfaction of partner microfinance institutions, the participation of the Foundation to our annual meeting in Germany or the study tour on Social Business in Bangladesh, read the newsletter here.

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“Is there a Business Case for Microinsurance”

Friday, October 3, 2014

"Is there a Business Case for Microinsurance" is an article published in the October edition of A.M. Best Review, the leading monthly journal for the insurance industry. 

The article is a concise summary of Rick Koven and Michael McCord findings from three plus years of ground breaking research by the MILK project into the financial results of programs designed to provide insurance for the poor in Kenya, India, The Philippines, Colombia and other developing countries.

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Premier edition of the Advocates

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Advocates is the new monthly E-News Bulletin of RFPI Asia (Regulatory Framework Promotion of Pro-poor Insurance Markets in Asia).

The read this first edition that will keep you abreast of the microinsurance news, events and insights among the RFPI Asia's partners, have a look here!


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How to boost microinsurance in West Africa?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

CIMA (Conference Interafricaine des Marchés d'Assurances), the West African regulatory body, is an international organisation who works on establishing a single insurance market. As part of its objective, CIMA held  the “Microinsurance Learning Sessions – Protecting the Working Poor” from 8 to 10 September 2014 in Douala, Cameroon.
Nearly 350 insurance experts participated in the event.

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And the Finalists for the 5th European Microfinance Award are:

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

As Board member of InFiNe, the Microinsurance Network was invited to join the second Committee to determine the three finalists for the 5th European Microfinance Award. This year, the 100,000€ prize will be given to a project on Microfinance and the Environment.

Find out here who is on the shortlist.


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What is next for microinsurance?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Jeremy Leach, director at Bankable Frontier Associates, discusses microinsurance's potential and challenges in an interview where he sees insurance as the next frontier of financial services.

Interview by James Militzer, Editor of NextBillion Financial Innovation

Photo: Miguel Samper for Mercy Corps



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Funder's Discussion Group launches new publication on impact investments in microinsurance

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

"Exploring new frontiers: The potential of impact investments in microinsurance", produced by the Microinsurance Network's Funder's Discussion Group, synthesises high level findings to provide an overview of the landscape of impact investing in the microinsurance sector, identify key opportunities and challenges for existing and prospective investors, and provide recommendations to catalyze investments in the field.

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The Microinsurance Network is looking for an Administrative Officer (m/f)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Microinsurance Network is a not-for-profit organisation, whose mission is to promote effective insurance for low-income people by encouraging shared learning, facilitating knowledge generation, and working together with a broad range of stakeholders. The Network includes currently more than 70 institutional members and 30 individual members, who are active in 12 working and discussion groups.

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