Microinsurance refers to the provision of insurance to lower-income households. If appropriately designed and intermediated, insurance products can play an important role in reducing vulnerability for low-income households as well as presenting profitable markets for commercial insurance providers. In addition, ensuring well-functioning health financing systems is a critical element of development policy and the delivery of health services.
We’ve done extensive work on the regulation and development of microinsurance and health financing markets in Africa, Latin America and Asia.
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Tanzania access to insurance
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Swaziland’s microinsurance landscape
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Microinsurance innovation in Brazil
These 2011 case studies on microinsurance innovation in Brazil forms part of a series on alternative, innovative microinsurance distribution models. [...]
Microinsurance innovation in Colombia
This 2011 case study on microinsurance innovation in Colombia forms part of a series of case studies on alternative, innovative microinsurance [...]