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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 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 [...]
Exploring insurtech
Insurtech: An insurance company, intermediary or insurance value-chain segment specialist that utilises technology to compete or provide value-added [...]
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, FSDA and Cenfri to [...]
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 [...]
Voluntary take-up: The holy grail of microinsurance
Last week, Cenfri was in Brussels to present at the BRS microfinance lunch on what we deem to be the holy grail of microinsurance – voluntary [...]
Third-party cell captives as an enabler for transformation in the insurance sector
During the parliamentary hearings on financial sector transformation last year, there was a strong sense of urgency for radical transformation. In [...]
Building concrete markets: The role of insurance in property markets in Africa
The housing shortfall in Africa is immense. For instance, the World Bank (2017) estimates that across eight countries in West Africa about 800,000 [...]
Strong foundations: Assessing the role of the insurance sector in property market development
The housing shortfall in Africa is immense. For instance, the World Bank (2017) estimates that across eight countries in West Africa about 800,000 [...]