Participate in global property study

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The objective of this survey is to take stock of the property microinsurance products that exist globally, together with their features. For the purpose of this survey, property microinsurance could be any product that covers buildings, contents, business inventory, and equipment against loss from specified risks and is targeted at the low-income market.

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3rd Consultative forum - press release

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The 3rd Consultative Forum organised by the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), the Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii) and the Microinsurance Network, and hosted by the Munich Re Foundation, took place on the 11th November 2014 in Mexico City. 

The event brought together more than 90 representatives of the industry, insurance supervisors and other public authorities to discuss “Mass and micro: Consumer protection challenges in inclusive insurance markets”. 

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Microinsurance Network approves new Board

Monday, November 17, 2014

The General Assembly of the Microinsurance Network has approved the results of the Board elections for the term 2015 - 2016 last Friday. A slate of nine candidates was proposed by the Nominations Committee and elections were held electronically. 

The new Board members are:

Doubell Chamberlain, Cenfri, South Africa

Alejandra Diaz Agudelo, Fasecolda, Colombia

Denis Garand, Denis Garand Associates, Canada

Andrea Keenan, AM Best, USA/Mexico

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The Global Microscope 2014 is out

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Global Microscope 2014: The enabling environment for financial inclusion, formerly known as the Global microscope on the microfinance business environment, assesses the regulatory environment for financial inclusion across 12 indicators and 55 countries. This year’s Microscope has a new indicator framework that considers products and institutions beyond microfinance to reflect financial inclusion more broadly. It includes question about insurance regulation in its framework and provides a holistic overview of financial inclusion on a country basis.

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10th International Microinsurance Conference - press release

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Next week, from November 11-13, the 10th International Microinsurance Conference will take place in Mexico City in partnership with the Asociacíon de Instituciones de Seguros (AMIS), the Munich Re Foundation and the Microinsurance Network.

It is time to celebrate 10 years of conference but also time to release the preliminary trends and key insights from the 2014 Landscape of Microinsurance in Latin America and the Caribbean study.

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Gaby Ramm and Roland Steinmann of the Agricultural Insurance Working Group talk about Agriculture insurance to The Guardian

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Guardian has yesterday published an article on how agricultural insurance can help smallhorlder farmers.

Uncertain weather conditions is one of the many constraints that  are beyond the farmers control. Agricultural insurance has the potential to address some of the constraints by facilitating access to means of production and changing behaviour by reducing uncertainty.

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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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