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Upcoming webinar: How can index insurance be bundled with other financial and non-financial services
On Thursday August 27, the WBG's Global Index Insurance Facility, the USAID and BASIS/I4-sponsored Global Action Network (GAN) and the ILO's Impact Insurance Facility are organizing a webinar to look into the question "How can index insurance be bundled with other financial and non financial services". Registration is now open and can be done on this page


M-health: Remote access
Lisa Morgan and John Rogers
The Actuary’s latest feature asks how mobile technology improves access to health insurance and healthcare, focusing on the underserved.

Loyalty-based mobile insurance: Is design aligned to business objectives?
Premasis Mukherjee, MicroSave
Mobile insurance has reached an impressive scale over the last few years and now has more than 10 million clients. MicroSave’s latest briefing note discusses the shifting strategic objectives of telecom operators and how mobile insurance can be customised to suit to their needs.  

Microfinance and climate change: Bridging academic research with field practice
ADA Microinsurance’s first issue of “Passerelles” is dedicated to microfinance and climate change. It analyses the opportunities and challenges for sustainable development at the macrolevel, meso-level, and micro-level, and presents the key actors, initiatives, and ideas connected to the topic. The online edition of Passerelles can be viewed here.


Learning session on microinsurance held in Peru
Over 100 representatives of insurers, distribution channels, governments and donors met in Lima to share experiences and discuss innovations with the potential to advance inclusive insurance in Peru.

First agricultural insurance tested in Cambodia
Un Raksmey and Igor Kossov, Khmer Times
Cambodia’s first pilot programme to insure farmers against rice crop loss was launched this month in five provinces. The insurance aims to address droughts and floods caused by climate change.

NAICOM approves licences for 16 microinsurance institutions
O. Babatunde, BizWatchNigeria
The Nigerian National Insurance Commission has issued licences to 16 firms to commence microinsurance operations in the country.

Job offer at GIZ: Advisor for access to insurance initiative
GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) is looking for an Advisor for its Access to Insurance Initiative. Have a look at the vacancy to learn more about this position. 

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Magazine launch

Index Insurance Webinar

Microinsurance Network has launched the magazine “The State of Microinsurance”

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Women's World Banking's client education in Morocco


The Nigerian Insurers Association partners with ILO and GIZ for microinsurance development

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Housed at the International Labour Organization, the Impact Insurance Facility enables the insurance industry, governments, and their partners to realise the potential of insurance for social and economic development. The Facility was launched in 2008 with generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and has received subsequent funding from several donors, including the Z Zurich Foundation, Munich Re Foundation, the World Bank Group, USAID and AusAID.

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