14th IMC Report: Inclusive insurance for emerging markets

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Insurance is playing a key role in sustainable economic development. However, insurance penetration in most sub-Saharan countries remains at less than 2, or even 1 percent. Progress in the use and affordability of mobile technology, and the rise of mobile payment schemes, are boosting the outreach of financial services to hundreds of millions of low-income customers previously without access. However, the low level of interest shown by the insurance industry in the low-income insurance market as well as regulatory environments that often prohibit innovations remain major bottlenecks.

Spotlight on mobile-enabled microinsurance services

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In this deep-dive, we provide an overview of the mobile-enabled microinsurance industry, as part of our mission to support broader industry stakeholders to increase the utility and sustainability of mobile financial services.
 
Over the past few years, the growth of mobile-enabled microinsurance has offered cover to millions of previously uninsured people against unpredictable financial shocks and other debilitating life events.

Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on Microinsurance

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The Pakistan economy expanded by 4.24% in the fiscal year 2014-15. Growth came from all sectors including agriculture, industry and services. One of the major tax sources is its industrial sector which produces 20.30% of the national GDP. Most low-income people in Pakistan, those working in the agriculture sector, as well as in textile and clothing are exposed to a number of life risk events. Specific MI products can manage the negative impact of unexpected incidents.

Livestock insurance for mobile herders in West Africa: Workshop Proceedings

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This report explains the context in which the workshop was organised (Part 1) outlines the working schedule (Part 2), summarises the content of each introductory presentation used to open the debates (Part 3), and finally presents a synthesis of the debates held based on the key themes that emerged (Part 4), with when relevant, additonal elements of information to illustrate and support the discussion.

Global Mutual Market Share 2015

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Now in its ninth edition, Global Mutual Market Share is a market intelligence report on the size and performance of the global mutual and cooperative insurance industry. This research by ICMIF features an analysis of the premium income, assets, investments and social data of over 5,000 mutual and cooperative insurance companies from 77 countries around the world.

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