GIZ Inclusive Insurance Factsheet Series

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The Inclusive Insurance Factsheet Series, developed by the GIZ Sector Programme “Global Initiative for Access to Insurance”, highlights how insurance as a tool contributes towards meeting the needs of vulnerable individuals, households and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in developing countries and emerging economies. It furthermore accentuates insurance’s role in helping achieve goals of the following development agendas: sustainable development and poverty alleviation, gender and women’s empowermen

Building Inclusive Payment Ecosystems in Tanzania and Ghana

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Digital financial services (DFS) are transforming the world’s financial sectors. At the heart of this financial transformation is the rise of digital payments services through which nearly any individual or business can send or receive money in real time for almost any purpose and from nearly anywhere in the country—an inclusive payment ecosystem.
 
Across Sub-Saharan Africa, new success stories are playing out, yet little is understood about the approaches many countries in the region have taken to develop inclusive payment ecosystems.

Country Focus Note: Bangladesh

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This focus note providing an overview of financial inclusion in Bangladesh, including its current state, the recent trends driving usage in the financial sector and a view on the challenges and opportunities that exist to unlock the potential of FinTech.
 
Bangladesh is both an inspiration and a challenge for policymakers and development practitioners. While efforts in poverty reduction to date have been extraordinary, Bangladesh still faces daunting challenges with nearly 51 million people living below the poverty line.

Funding the Frontier: The Link Between Inclusive Insurance Market, Growth and Poverty Reduction in Africa

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This report takes stock of market development indicators across a sample of 15 sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries – chosen to be representative of different regions and stages of market development – to unpack the role that insurance markets play in supporting economic growth. It outlines the transmission mechanisms and the preconditions to fulfilling this role, and how the contribution to growth evolves across different stages of insurance market development.

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