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Insurance for development


Governments and donors are increasingly recognising the potential of insurance and improved risk management to contribute to broader policy and development objectives. They do this, for example, through the de-risking of value chains to improve productivity, using data to predict and manage risks, supporting enterprises through improved risk management and supporting the development of capital markets to contribute to growth.

Our research explores the potential opportunities to contribute to these policy and development objectives through better risk management and insurance.

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The potential of digital platforms as distributors and enablers of financial services in Africa
The past decade has seen the emergence of digital platforms, which connect buyers and sellers of goods and services and allow them to seamlessly [...]
The role of insurance for development
This research explores the role of insurance in sustainable development and inclusive growth. DFID partnered with the World Bank, FSDAfrica and [...]
Exploring insurtech
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Regulating for innovation: an evolving framework
This focus note aims to equip regulators with a decision framework that illustrates the available tools required to regulate for innovation. Why is [...]
Insurtech Tracker
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The application of behavioural interventions
As we explore how behavioural science can narrow the gap between customer intention and customer action, we have started to look at examples from [...]
You matter more than you think: The role of actuaries in the digital age
Traditionally, actuaries find themselves poring over mortality tables and calculating complicated risks with limited data, particularly in emerging [...]
The potential of digital platforms as distributors and enablers of insurance in Africa
The past decade has seen the emergence of digital platforms. These digital platforms (also known as multi-sided platforms) connect buyers and sellers [...]
Regulating for responsible data innovation
The role of insurance regulators in dealing with risks relating to consumer data protection and privacy Data innovation is challenging [...]
10 years, eight trends: Where does microinsurance go from here?
8 trends that will shape the future of microinsurance As Cenfri and the ILO's Impact Insurance Facility turn 10, they reflect on the last decade of [...]