Microinsurance - effective protection against poverty?

Monday, March 9, 2015

Small-scale farmers in Burkina Faso who had taken out an Allianz microinsurance policy against poor weather were left in a worse state than their uninsured colleagues following a drought in 2012.

What conclusions has Allianz drawn from these findings? The two Allianz project managers for Burkina Faso and Indonesia explain their (different) perspective here.

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IAG announces launch of microinsurance programme in Vietnam

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Major insurer IAG and its partners are launching a microinsurance programme in Vietnam to help those with low income in a country where 70% of the population live in rural areas, often in poverty.

IAG’s AAA Assurance recently launched a suite of four microinsurance products covering personal accident, surgery and hospital cash, motorbike loss and theft and home fire protection in Vietnam.

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Report launched effectiveness insurers' response to Typhoon Haiyan

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Microinsurance Network collaborated with GIZ RFPI to produce a report looking at how microinsurance service providers responded and performed in terms of claims processing and benefits payments in the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, and how that impacted the clients of these service providers.

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The Microinsurance Network is looking for a consultant

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The Microinsurance Network, on the behalf of its Distribution Working Group and Consumer Protection Task Force, wishes to appoint a consultant(s) to evaluate client value and consumer protection risks in mobile phone based insurance models in microinsurance.

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Board sets direction for the Microinsurance Network

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The new Board of the Microinsurance Network has decided on a clear focus for the coming years.

The Microinsurance Network will focus on increasing its representation and engagement in the regions, especially Latin America, Asia and Africa. It has also identified insurance companies as a key stakeholder through which to achieve its mission.

Find out more about what this means by reading the press release here.


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Cracking The Nut 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Microinsurance Network is taking part of the Cracking the Nut 2015's agenda with an interactive session on Microinsurance as a Natural Disaster Management Tool: The Philippines Experience.

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MILK Project Tour - Key Insights Videos

Monday, January 26, 2015

The MILK Project Tour focuses on the key issues of client value and business case in microinsurance, and the balance of these two sometimes conflicting goals. Drawing on three years of research with dozens of microinsurance programs across the globe, key members of the MicroInsurance Centre’s Microinsurance Learning & Knowledge (MILK) Project team presents the key insights and lessons learned for insurers, distributors, and intermediaries.

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