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Briefing Note: Learning from others’ mistakes
For every successful microinsurance scheme, many more have struggled to reach scale, become viable or provide client value, and some have failed altogether. Read our latest Briefing Note, titled “Learning from others’ mistakes”, to learn about the most common challenges that cause a scheme to fail.


Facility partners with Microfact for Key Performance Indicators training
The Facility and Microfact have formed a partnership to promote and deliver a training course on financial key performance indicators. This training is part of the Facility's portfolio of training courses and will be delivered with our partner training institutes. Click here to learn more about the KPI training course.

Observations from the Munich Re Foundation on our joint learning sessions in Peru
Over 100 representatives from the insurance industry, distribution channels, governments and sponsors met in Lima to share their experiences and learn from innovations across the globe. Click here to read the Munich Re Foundation’s main observations from the event.

The landscape of microinsurance in Latin America and the Caribbean: a changing market
The Microinsurance Network and Munich Re Foundation have published a new study detailing microinsurance activities in Latin America and the Caribbean as of 2013. The study shows that the region experienced tremendous growth in microinsurance and uncovers opportunities to improve further.

What does resilience mean in the realm of financial inclusion?
Significant investment and research is devoted to how people and organizations respond to natural disasters, emotional trauma, and market shifts. But what does resilience mean in the realm of financial inclusion? 



Join us for the Impact Insurance Forum - 3 November, Casablanca
The Facility is organizing the Impact Insurance Forum 2015 on 3 November to discuss the topic of bundling and distribution in agriculture insurance. The highly interactive event is organized as a pre-conference session to the 11th International Microinsurance Conference organized by the Munich Re Foundation. Click here to register to the Forum.

Conference on situating health microinsurance in universal health coverage schemes in developing countries - 29 October, Paris
With the ILO’s support, the Sanofi Espoir Foundation and the French Agency for Development (AFD) are organizing a conference on “Situating health micro insurance in universal health coverage schemes in developing countries”. More information can be found here (programme) and here (registration form).

Global Mobile Awards 2016
The GSMA announced that the Global Mobile Awards 2016 are now open for entry. The awards highlight the greatest achievements and innovations across the mobile industry and include more than 40 awards over eight categories. Entries for the 2016 awards will be accepted until 27 November.

National Financial Inclusion Conference 2015: "Reaching the unbanked through the digital revolution" - 8-9 October, New Delhi
This conference, organized by Sa-Dhan, provides a unique platform to discuss the scope, challenges and opportunity of digital microfinance services. 

Micro-insurance offers families in poorer countries protection from destitution
Amy Yee, the Guardian
Last month, the Guardian newspaper published a feature on social protection and microinsurance. It explains how increased access to health, life and accident insurance reduces vulnerability. 


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How a finance partnership can take microinsurance solutions to the masses
Frans Prinsloo, Hollard



Getting the data right
Jenny Nasr, Microinsurance Network

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