Innovations in Insuring the Poor
IFPRI, 2020 Vision Focus Note Nr. 17, December 2009
Risk and poverty are inextricably linked. Susceptibility to risk is a defining feature of what it means to be poor. Poor people often live in environments characterized by high weather and disease risk, and it is poor households that have the fewest tools to deal with drought, floods, and disease when they occur. Breaking the link between risk and poverty by insuring poor people both lessens the affliction of poverty and allows poor people to participate in income growth.
This publication, published by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 2020 Vision Initiative, compiles 15 briefs prepared by practitioners, policymakers, and researchers that
- Documents innovations and lessons learned from providing agricultural and health insurance for poor people;
- Considers how to develop social protection policies and other financial instruments such as credit and savings to protect poor households; and
- Highlights remaining challenges in insuring poor people and areas of future work and action.
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MicroCapital releases Pilot Issue of MicroInsurance Times
MicroCapital is pleased to announce the release of the pilot issue of The MicroInsurance Times. As a daily microfinance news source since 2005 and the publisher of The MicroCapital Monitor, they invite the readers to contact them with feedback.
In it you will find news, events, information resources, paper wrap-ups on microinsurance plus our interview with Dr Andrew Kuper, President and Founder of LeapFrog Investments.
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