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Seminar on Co-contributory Pensions for the Poor in the Unorganized Sector Experience of Andhra Pradesh, India

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Time: 2:00-3:30pm

Venue: World Bank Main Complex Building, 1818 H Street, NW, Washington DC

Room MC10-100

Speaker: K. Raju, Principal Secretary, Rural Development, Government of Andhra Pradesh; and Vijay Kalavakonda, Insurance for the Poor Unit, World Bank

For more information or to join this discussion, please contact Ms. Colleen Mascenik, cmascenik@worldbank.org


Micro Insurance Agency has released latest issue of its newsletter

The latest issue of Micro Insurance Matters includes following news:

Brandon Matthews of Zurich Insurance Company holds the floor in our “Industry Opinion” section; Brandon sets out his views on why profit should be seen as an important part of any microinsurance product;

Details of the latet products; this edition features a new micro housing insurance which has just been launched in the Philippines;

An interview with Mr Kumar who is the CEO of SHARE Microfin on his views about health insurance;

The work of Microfinance Opportunities in relation to client education through the use of comic books is featured.

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MIA and Microinsurance Innovation Facility Fellowship Opportunity


MIA, based in New Delhi, India has taken the lead in the Impact Working Group of the Microinsurance Network. This Working Group consists of more than 20 experts in the domain of impact assessment and intends to help gather more evidence on the impact of microinsurance or to make existing evidence available for policy making.

The fellow is expected to contribute to the overall management of the Working Group and will help develop a conceptual framework that lays out the dimensions of impact of various microinsurance products and processes and promote the creation and sharing of quality evidence on the impact of microinsurance.

This opportunity is part of the Facility Fellowship Programme.

More information here

Expanding Access to Insurance for the Poor in East and South Africa

March 2-4, 2009 in Kampala, Uganda
Organized by the World Bank, with support from the Private Sector Foundation of Uganda, the Uganda Insurers Association, Africa Re, Munich Re Foundation, MicroEnsure, Microinsurance Network, Microcare, Cenfri, MicroInsurance Centre, and BMZ and Making Finance Work for Africa

More information on this conference, go here