Microinsurance Network approves new Board

Monday, November 17, 2014

The General Assembly of the Microinsurance Network has approved the results of the Board elections for the term 2015 - 2016 last Friday. A slate of nine candidates was proposed by the Nominations Committee and elections were held electronically. 

The new Board members are:

Doubell Chamberlain, Cenfri, South Africa

Alejandra Diaz Agudelo, Fasecolda, Colombia

Denis Garand, Denis Garand Associates, Canada

Andrea Keenan, AM Best, USA/Mexico

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The Global Microscope 2014 is out

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Global Microscope 2014: The enabling environment for financial inclusion, formerly known as the Global microscope on the microfinance business environment, assesses the regulatory environment for financial inclusion across 12 indicators and 55 countries. This year’s Microscope has a new indicator framework that considers products and institutions beyond microfinance to reflect financial inclusion more broadly. It includes question about insurance regulation in its framework and provides a holistic overview of financial inclusion on a country basis.

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10th International Microinsurance Conference - press release

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Next week, from November 11-13, the 10th International Microinsurance Conference will take place in Mexico City in partnership with the Asociacíon de Instituciones de Seguros (AMIS), the Munich Re Foundation and the Microinsurance Network.

It is time to celebrate 10 years of conference but also time to release the preliminary trends and key insights from the 2014 Landscape of Microinsurance in Latin America and the Caribbean study.

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Gaby Ramm and Roland Steinmann of the Agricultural Insurance Working Group talk about Agriculture insurance to The Guardian

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Guardian has yesterday published an article on how agricultural insurance can help smallhorlder farmers.

Uncertain weather conditions is one of the many constraints that  are beyond the farmers control. Agricultural insurance has the potential to address some of the constraints by facilitating access to means of production and changing behaviour by reducing uncertainty.

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The Grameen Crédit Agricole Newsletter n°17 & 18

Monday, October 6, 2014

The Grameen Crédit Agricole Newsletter n°17 & 18 is out now.

To find out news on Professor Yunus, Director of the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation, the level of satisfaction of partner microfinance institutions, the participation of the Foundation to our annual meeting in Germany or the study tour on Social Business in Bangladesh, read the newsletter here.

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“Is there a Business Case for Microinsurance”

Friday, October 3, 2014

"Is there a Business Case for Microinsurance" is an article published in the October edition of A.M. Best Review, the leading monthly journal for the insurance industry. 

The article is a concise summary of Rick Koven and Michael McCord findings from three plus years of ground breaking research by the MILK project into the financial results of programs designed to provide insurance for the poor in Kenya, India, The Philippines, Colombia and other developing countries.

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Premier edition of the Advocates

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Advocates is the new monthly E-News Bulletin of RFPI Asia (Regulatory Framework Promotion of Pro-poor Insurance Markets in Asia).

The read this first edition that will keep you abreast of the microinsurance news, events and insights among the RFPI Asia's partners, have a look here!

 

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How to boost microinsurance in West Africa?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

CIMA (Conference Interafricaine des Marchés d'Assurances), the West African regulatory body, is an international organisation who works on establishing a single insurance market. As part of its objective, CIMA held  the “Microinsurance Learning Sessions – Protecting the Working Poor” from 8 to 10 September 2014 in Douala, Cameroon.
Nearly 350 insurance experts participated in the event.

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