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Summary report of Impact Insurance Forum 2016 out now
The summary report of the Impact Insurance Forum 2016 is now available for download. This year’s Forum focused on “Becoming a digital insurer” and was attended by more than 80 participants from insurance and reinsurance companies, donors, and government agencies.


Emerging Insight: Index insurance education
Camyla Fonseca, the ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility
Given the complexity of index insurance, educating clients has proved a challenge for many insurers. Our seven guidelines explain how to overcome these challenges. Click here to see the infographic.

Health microinsurance – an inclusive approach
Women’s World Banking
Have a look at Women’s World Banking’s latest report on inclusive health microinsurance, outlining their approach to developing inclusive health microinsurance products in varied markets.

Effects of digitization on financial behaviors: Experimental evidence from the Philippines 
Tomoko Harigaya, Harvard University
Mobile technology has the potential to increase the efficiency and the usage of financial services. This article examines to what extent the introduction of mobile banking in group microfinance affects savings behaviour.


Pre-registration for IAIS-A2ii-CIMA Mobile Insurance Conference
The Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii), International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) and the Inter-African Conference on Insurance Markets (CIMA) have opened registrations for their Mobile Insurance Conference. The conference will be held in Douala, Cameroon on 23 and 24 February 2017.

A2ii: Inclusive insurance training programme for supervisors in the Caribbean region
The A2ii is organizing an inclusive insurance training programme for supervisors in the Caribbean Region. The training will take place in Kingston, Jamaica from 30 January till 3 February 2017. Register here.

UNCDF releases its first digital services toolkit
The UNCDF’s MicroLead program has launched its series of practical toolkits. The toolkits aim to help financial service providers planning to go digital.

Vacancy consultancy with MiCRO (Spanish)
MiCRO is welcoming proposals for a short term consultancy on interim evaluation for one of their projects. More information can be found here.

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The growth of inclusive insurance in Zambia 
Climate risk insurance for the poor and vulnerable

How to effectively implement the pro-poor focus of insuresilience

World Bank guest blog

Why networks don’t prevent poverty traps

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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, AFD, FSDA, Africa Re and AusAID.

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