7th Consultative Forum Briefing Note: The role of mutuals, cooperatives and community-based organisations in inclusive insurance markets

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The 7th Consultative Forum which took place in Colombo, Sri Lanka on November 15, 2016 brought together high-ranking representatives from Asian insurance supervisory authorities and the industry to discuss “The role of mutuals, cooperatives and community-based organisations (MCCOs) in inclusive insurance markets”.

 

This Forum Briefing Note provides a summary of the key take-aways from the event and outlines recommendations for action for supervisors and policy makers, as well as for mutuals, cooperatives and community-based organisations (MCCOs).

Performance evaluation framework for government-sponsored health insurance programmes

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The attainment of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is one of the key goals of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a special emphasis on cost-effectiveness as a key success factor. So far, a number of countries have initiated health insurance programmes as a means to provide healthcare coverage, financial protection and to achieve the final goal of UHC. These programmes are based on the principles of risk pooling and purchasing of health services on behalf of the insured.

Insights on Mobile Network Operators as a distribution channel for microinsurance in Asia

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This report provides insights on Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) as a distribution channel for microinsurance in Asia. The study shows that there are an estimated 2.6 billion SIM cards activated through various carriers in the Asian region. Two Technical Service Providers (TSPs), BIMA and MicroEnsure, and eight MNOs, which carry out distribution of Mobile Microinsurance (MMI), were identified in the region.

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