Health microinsurance: A comparison of four policy-run schemes in Latin America

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This paper presents, analyses and compares four case studies performed in Latin American between 2001 and 2003 for GTZ’s InfoSure project (see Appendix). Three of the studies deal with public microinsurance schemes in Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay, and the fourth case refers to the teacher welfare plan in El Salvador.

Health Microinsurance: A Comparative Study of Three Examples in Bangladesh

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The health care system in Bangladesh is mainly urban-based, elite-biased and curative-orientated. Even though nearly 75% of the population lives in rural areas, the public and private health care development has concentrated mainly in urban areas. The standard and the level of health care provided by the public sector is inadequate due to low investment, bureaucratic mismanagement, and the lack of equipment, facilities, and trained medical professionals.

AIG Uganda A Member of the American International Group of Companies

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The case study focuses and analyses the practices of AIG Uganda and their collaboration with FINCA Uganda. The authors identify the good and the bad of the practices and draw conclusions from them. This case study relates a success story, but it also relates a story of a product that has not seen a reasonable amount of evolution. This is partly due to a lack of pressure from the MFIs, and partly because AIG Uganda did not recognise the importance of microinsurance within its product mix.

Agricultural insurance revisited: New developments and perspectives in Latin America and the Caribbean

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The purpose of this paper is to provide IADB staff interested in agricultural yield insurance market development, public officials responsible for financial market policy formulation and supervision, and insurance industry practitioners in Latin America and the Caribbean with a basic primer on the topic, an overview of previous experiences, and a set of guidelines and recommendations on how to develop viable and sustainable agricultural yield insurance markets.

A regulatory review of formal and informal funeral insurance market in South Africa

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The provision of funeral cover is, if informal provision is included, both one of the most widely used financial services in South Africa and one of the most neglected. Recently, concern has grown about possible abuses in the provision of funeral cover, with several submissions made to the Parliamentary Committee on Finance in December 2003 suggesting wide scale abuse and fraudulent practices in the sector.

Microinsurance in Aceh

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In reaction to the dramatic loss the Acehnese population suffered due to the Tsunami disaster, Allianz AG and GTZ decided to explore the opportunities to extend the current public-private partnership (PPP) microinsurance project operated in Java to Aceh province. The study team identified the demand for microinsurance in Aceh province (NAD), analysed potential partner institutions and formulated recommendations regarding suitable products, delivery channels, capacity development needs and the cooperation with other organisations.

Market research on microinsurance demand

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This research sought to identify the potential microinsurance clients’ socioeconomic status, income and expenditure patterns, perception and understanding of insurance risks, affordability or insurance premiums, and risk mitigation measures, as well as other issues and constraints on access to microinsurance services. It covered both rural and urban areas with attention paid to remote rural areas and a special focus on tsunami and the war-affected areas.

Market insurance demand and market- Laos

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The purpose of the research was to understand and estimate the demand for microinsurance in the country, as well as the potential supply of microinsurance in terms of risk takers (regulated insurers, the Government and others) and various delivery channels. The resulting information should lead to an understanding of the current potential (if any), options available for undertaking pilot initiatives, and what action would be required to meet the demand for microinsurance products and services.

Market insurance demand and market- Indonesia

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The purpose of the research was to estimate the demand for microinsurance in Indonesia, as well as its potential supply in terms of risk takers (e.g., regulated insurers and government) and various delivery channels. The information gained should lead to an understanding of the options available for undertaking pilot initiatives. In the long term, the research and implementation of the findings should support the development of sustainable livelihoods by making microinsurance available to the poor and the disadvantaged people as well as workers in the informal sector.

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