Ethiopia country diagnosis: Opportunities and challenges for microinsurance in Ethiopia: An Analysis of the supply, demand and regulatory environment

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Microinsurance may support poverty alleviation by protecting the assets, income and productivity of low-income households. This study considers the potential role, opportunities and challenges for developing a microinsurance market in Ethiopia. The aim of the study is to develop as comprehensive as possible an information base of the current market dynamics as well as an assessment of the opportunities and challenges for microinsurance in Ethiopia.

Case Study: Shoprite; Part of the FinMark Trust series of case studies on innovative microinsurance models and products in South Africa

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This document draws on a broader study on microinsurance intermediation and its regulatory challenges in South Africa that was conducted for the FinMark Trust and takes the first steps to extend intermediation typologies beyond MFIs and compulsory sales.

Case studies on the use of alternative models for the distribution of microinsurance in Colombia

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The case studies presented in this document on alternative, innovative microinsurance distribution models in Colombia form part of a series of case studies prepared for the ILO’s Microinsurance Innovation Facility. The purpose of the case studies is to review the success and development of alternative microinsurance models that have been developed during the last few years.

Can micro health insurance reduce poverty? Evidence from Bangladesh

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This paper examines the impact of micro health insurance on poverty reduction in rural areas of Bangladesh. The research is based on household level primary data collected from the operating areas of the Grameen Bank during 2006. A number of outcome measures relating to poverty status are considered, these include household income, stability of household income via food sufficiency and ownership of non-land assets, and also the probability of being above or below the poverty line.

Pricing microinsurance products in Ethiopia

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A current project in Milliman’s MicroAssist initiative is helping Ethiopian insurance organizations put in place actuarial standards for pricing microinsurance products. Milliman undertook this project in cooperation with the Microinsurance Innovation Facility of the International Labor Organization (ILO). The article discusses the government’s involvement in microinsurance.

Microinsurance to the Last, the Least, and the Lost: A case study in rural India

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Until about 2007, microinsurance in India was a state-run initiative with limited scope and coverage. However, as an initiative developed by Financial Inclusion Network and Operations Ltd. (FINO) and ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company, biometric-based smart card insurance was offered to the target group in rural India.

Mapfre Seguros: Retailer microinsurance distribution in Brazil

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This case study focuses on Mapfre’s alternative (retailer) distribution channels, an area that has seen particular innovation in the Brazilian context. The success of Mapfre’s retailer distribution model has long served as a benchmark in the microinsurance community. The lessons learnt from Mapfre’s experiences – both failures and successes – are shared in this case study. Lessons from this case study. This case study highlights the experience of Mapfre Seguros as well as that of its partners in the microinsurance market.

Case study: Strengthening consumer protection in the South African microinsurance market

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This case study reflects on regulatory developments in the South African microinsurance market intended to better protect lower income consumers of insurance and extracts learning in this regard that can inform other jurisdictions embarking on a similar path. The study provides a snapshot of the existing microinsurance market in South Africa, taking into account the degree of financial inclusion, typical products and which entities provide them, and the regulatory landscape.

AON Affinity Brokers: Utility and database microinsurance distribution in Brazil

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This case study focuses on alternative microinsurance distribution channels, an area in which Brazil1 has seen particular innovation. The success of these distribution channels in achieving take-up has provided a blue print for more cost effective distribution and similar models have been adopted in other Latin American countries. The lessons learnt from Brazil’s experiences - both failures and successes of this type of distribution – are shared in this case study.

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