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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.

Some of the key questions we are exploring are:

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The Latest in Insurance for development

Understanding insurance distribution and automation in Africa
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Upscaling mobile-based health insurance in Kenya
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The complexity of partnering to provide microinsurance
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The case for insurance innovators to consider the cell captive regulatory model
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COVID-19 catalyses insurance innovation
But in Africa, there is more at stake A key imperative identified by our deep-dive studies across four sub-Saharan African countries was [...]
Insurers: It’s about risk rather than rules
Why supervising risk, rather than rules, matters when developing insurance markets A series of recent deep-dive studies across Nigeria, Kenya, [...]
Insurers and capital market development
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From product provider to trusted risk advisor
Unlocking the SME insurance market through a holistic approach to building resilience. I recently moved into an apartment above a popular Cape [...]
Assessing risks with limited actuaries
The versatile proportionate risk assessment tool developed by The International Actuarial Association  For effective risk-based financial [...]