The State of Microinsurance 2018

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There are just 12 years remaining to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and urgent action is needed if no-one is to be left behind. This report, and future editions, will focus on providing concrete examples of how inclusive insurance is contributing to the broad development agenda in a structured way that links directly to selected SDGs. It builds on work published by Microinsurance Network (MiN) members in the 2017 report Inclusive Insurance and the Sustainable Development Goals, and responds to the need to demonstrate how practice supports theory.

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.

Ten years of Impact Insurance

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The ILO's Impact Insurance Facility is celebrating its ten-year anniversary in 2018. Over the last ten years, we have grown with the industry. Despite a drastically changed environment, many products, technologies and players that took their first steps with us a decade ago are now well established, while other promising initiatives are just beginning. Together, we are proud of this decade-long journey to reclaim the important role of insurance as a vital contributor to social and economic development.

Make change happen: Getting insurance providers ready to better serve low-income households

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In order to serve low-income and emerging consumers effectively, insurance providers need to make significant changes to the way they do business. Changes can include finding cost-effective ways to understand the needs of a new market segment, reaching clients through different distribution channels, managing expenses to accommodate for lower margins per policy, and building systems to tackle large volumes of transactions.

Using Satellite Data to Scale Smallholder Agricultural Insurance

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Smallholder families that use agricultural insurance can increase investments in more productive farming and nonfarming ventures as they feel more confident in managing related risks. However, significantly scaling the use of agricultural insurance among smallholders has been difficult in many parts of the world, especially in Africa.
 
This paper looks beyond the excitement of the vast possibilities for satellite data applications to promote scale in smallholder agricultural insurance.

Insurance - a new approach for linking relief, rehabilitation and development

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This discussion paper develops an analytical livelihood- and people-centred framework to assess the potential of insurance for conflict- and disaster-induced displaced people.

The paper shows that there are two relevant scenarios, either before displacement, or after displacement, in which insurance may be an instrument.

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.

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