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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.

Webinar: Building the resilience of MSMEs in Uganda - Insights for the financial sector
Insurance for development

Holistic risk solutions for MSME resilience in Egypt

Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in Egypt Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) play a fundamental role in the Egyptian economy – they drive more than 80% of GDP growth and 40% of total employment – but they face considerable risks that hinder their ability to thrive. Insurance could bolster

Nairobi, Kenya - February 6, 2014: Ripe fruits stacked at a local fruit and vegetable market on February 6, 2014. Nairobi, Kenya. The market is frequently visited by locals and tourists.
Insurance for development

Private sector partnerships for MSME resilience: Learnings from Africa

Opportunities await insurers and tech providers who are willing to work together Insurance is a key tool that provides businesses with protection and resilience against risks and that enables them to better bounce back from shocks experienced. However – despite its potential positive impact – micro, small and medium enterprises

Insurance for development

Insurance supervisors’ responses to COVID-19

Importance of insurance amplified by COVID-19 pandemic  The COVID-19 pandemic constitutes one of the largest recent shocks to the African continent and has amplified the importance of the insurance sector’s role in development and supporting the resilience of businesses and individuals. Insurance can help manage risks and transfer funds to

Microinsurance and Health Financing

The role of different partners for effective MSME insurance

Insurers can partner with digital platforms, lenders and insurance aggregators to offer better products that matter for MSMEs.   Despite being heavily underfinanced, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are critical drivers of economic growth and contribute substantially to employment and innovation. They account for 50% of global employment and 90%

Unlocking the digital economy in Senegal

The role of women and finance in climate action

A changing climate affects everyone, but it’s the world’s poorest and most vulnerable, predominantly women and girls, who bear the brunt of environmental, economic and social shocks (IPCC, 2022a). For example, figures from the United Nations show that 80% of people displaced by climate change are women (Halton, 2018). There

Bridging the MSME identification gap
MSMEs, Ecosystems & Economic Opportunity

Insurance for MSMEs

The GIZ Compendium on how to improve insurance for MSMEs in a number of countries.  The work compiled in this compendium includes knowledge-building products, training concepts for MSMEs and the insurance industry as well as innovative approaches to design and deliver insurance and risk management services to MSMEs.

Opportunities for remittance-linked insurance products in SSA
Insurance for development

Opportunities for remittance-linked insurance products in SSA

A demand-side perspective of the risk management and resilience needs of remittance senders from South Africa to Ghana, Malawi and Zimbabwe   Remittance-linked insurance products (RLIPs) are insurance products distributed by remittance service providers. These products have great potential to positively impact livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa. They cover the risks of

MSME resilience in Ghana
Ecosystems & Economic Opportunity

MSME resilience in Ghana

In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) make vital contributions to growth, employment and livelihoods, representing more than 90% of businesses and employing about 60% of workers.  However, the full potential of MSMEs is often not realised as they are highly exposed to risks that threaten their

Strengthening financial integrity through inclusion
Financial Integrity & Identity

Strengthening financial integrity through inclusion

How proof of address fell In our financial integrity work, we found that in the wake of global efforts to curb money laundering and combat the financing of terrorism (AML-CFT), financial integrity often came at the cost of financial inclusion.   The requirement for financial service providers to undertake know-your-customer (KYC) and customer due diligence (CDD)