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Resilience


Resilience relates to the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions and systems to absorb and address an increasingly complex range of shocks.

Our resilience work encompasses:

Insurance markets. Including microinsurance, insurtechs and insurance for development.

Remittances. Understanding barriers to remittances to recommendations for action.

Urban resilience. How to respond to climate change and natural disasters by building more sustainable, insurable cities and infrastructure.

The Latest in Resilience

Building African insurance market resilience
The need to build greater resilience in Africa and globally has been clearly demonstrated by the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our [...]
Africa’s insurance fails to deliver on COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on the need for the African insurance sector to demonstrate its critical role in supporting people and [...]
Opportunities and challenges to innovation in the Ugandan insurance market
Most Ugandans face insurable risks, yet uptake of insurance remains very low at only 1.4%. Innovations in global insurance markets have illustrated [...]
Managing risks (more) effectively: Rethinking insurance for MSMEs 
MSMEs form the backbone of many economies globally and give rise to economic growth, employment and innovation. The ongoing COVID-19 crisis [...]
The impact of COVID-19 on the Rwandan insurance sector
The COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying containment and mitigation measures have affected and disrupted the operations of industries around [...]
Impact of COVID-19 on the insurance sector – Ghana, Malawi and Zimbabwe
The COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying restrictions by many governments across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have forced insurance providers, insurance [...]
Evolving insurance supervisory mandates in sub-Saharan Africa – implications for data practices
The Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii) recently published the report, "Evolving insurance supervisory mandates in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) – [...]
Never waste a crisis – how sub-Saharan African insurers are being affected by, and are responding to, COVID-19
COVID-19 containment and mitigation measures in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have restricted the movement of people, goods and services. This has [...]
Microinsurance Network Annual Report 2019
International concern about the impacts of climate change and natural disasters has brought the insurance community together to build resilience and [...]
Risk vs. resilience: Insuring sustainable African cities in the age of climate change
Though much of the global conversation is, understandably, focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change continues to have devastating effects on [...]