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Making Access Possible (MAP) Botswana

This synthesis note summarises the main findings of the Making Access Possible (MAP) Botswana diagnostic, a comprehensive study of the scope for financial inclusion in Botswana across four product markets: credit, payments, savings and insurance. MAP Botswana was requested by the Government of Botswana as input towards the development of a financial inclusion strategy for Botswana. MAP Botswana is funded by FinMark Trust, and the Country Diagnostic Report was prepared by Econsult Botswana, with assistance from Cenfri.

Making Access Possible (MAP) Lesotho

FinMark Trust presented the key findings and recommendations from the Making Access Possible (MAP) Lesotho country study at a workshop and roadmap retreat in Maseru, Lesotho in July 2014. The workshop was attended by representatives from the Ministry of Finance, Central Bank of Lesotho, Bureau of Statistics, Ministry of Development Planning and United Nations Development Programme. The workshop provided an opportunity for the MAP diagnostic team to test key findings with stakeholders and for stakeholders to provide feedback and comment on the findings for the final diagnostic report.

Literature review on health microinsurance schemes

Most providers of health microinsurance (HMI) have struggled to achieve sustainability without public or donor support, despite health insurance being one of the most sought after microinsurance products in many regions of the developing world. A lack of data and adequate skills for pricing, as well as the challenges around effectively forming and managing provider networks are two key factors that adversely affect HMI sustainability.

Managing risk while facilitating innovation: The case of mobile insurance in Tanzania

Mobile insurance (m-insurance) can play an important role in enhancing access to insurance, especially in regions where distribution and reach pose challenges to serving the market. Due to the significant penetration of mobile phones, airtime vendors, and mobile money agents, m-insurance initiatives have the potential to reach scale almost overnight. As with all innovations, however, new risks are introduced as m-insurance "sprinters" reach scale.

 
Latest Publications

Making Access Possible (MAP) Botswana

This synthesis note summarises the main findings of the Making Access Possible (MAP) Botswana diagnostic, a comprehensive study of the scope for financial inclusion in Botswana across four product markets: credit, payments, savings and insurance. MAP Botswana was requested by the Government of Botswana as input towards the development of a financial inclusion strategy for Botswana. MAP Botswana is funded by FinMark Trust, and the Country Diagnostic Report was prepared by Econsult Botswana, with assistance from Cenfri.

Making Access Possible (MAP) Lesotho

FinMark Trust presented the key findings and recommendations from the Making Access Possible (MAP) Lesotho country study at a workshop and roadmap retreat in Maseru, Lesotho in July 2014. The workshop was attended by representatives from the Ministry of Finance, Central Bank of Lesotho, Bureau of Statistics, Ministry of Development Planning and United Nations Development Programme. The workshop provided an opportunity for the MAP diagnostic team to test key findings with stakeholders and for stakeholders to provide feedback and comment on the findings for the final diagnostic report.

Literature review on health microinsurance schemes

Most providers of health microinsurance (HMI) have struggled to achieve sustainability without public or donor support, despite health insurance being one of the most sought after microinsurance products in many regions of the developing world. A lack of data and adequate skills for pricing, as well as the challenges around effectively forming and managing provider networks are two key factors that adversely affect HMI sustainability.

Managing risk while facilitating innovation: The case of mobile insurance in Tanzania

Mobile insurance (m-insurance) can play an important role in enhancing access to insurance, especially in regions where distribution and reach pose challenges to serving the market. Due to the significant penetration of mobile phones, airtime vendors, and mobile money agents, m-insurance initiatives have the potential to reach scale almost overnight. As with all innovations, however, new risks are introduced as m-insurance "sprinters" reach scale.

 

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