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16.06.2020 | Carolyn Barsulai | Covid-19, Inclusive Insurance

A2ii Insights: The impact of Covid-19 on the uninsured and vulnerable and implications for supervisors

To flatten the curve of Covid-19 and save lives, countries have widely accepted social distancing, setting off the slowdown of economic activity worldwide. Where remote work is not an option, reduced contact measures mean reduced earnings. For populations of low-and-middle-income countries, the cost of social distancing is proving higher than for those in developed countries.
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27.05.2020 | | Costa Rica, Covid-19

Interview: El impacto del Covid-19 en el sector de los seguros en Costa Rica - una entrevista con Tomás Soley de la SUGESE

Diferentes jurisdicciones y reguladores sectoriales han dispuesto medidas especiales para la atención de esta crisis, aminorar el riesgo sistémico y asegurar la liquidez de los mercados. Este período pasará y debemos asegurar que las medidas temporales no afecten la sostenibilidad del sistema financiero y asegurador en el mediano y largo plazo.
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25.05.2020 | Jeremy Gray | Covid-19, SMEs, South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

Cenfri: The role of insurers to get economies back to business

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, insurance should be a primary mechanism for many people across the world to cope. Instead, the limited penetration of insurance products in developing countries has pushed insurance to the periphery. However, all is not lost. Insurers still have a key role to play in getting societies back to work through the support of enterprises and, in doing so, building consumer confidence in the insurance sector more widely.
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19.05.2020 | Loraine van Deventer | Covid-19, South Africa

South Africa's response to the Covid-19 pandemic

South Africa’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic started much later compared to the rest of the world with its first case only reported on 5 March 2020.  The Government immediately responded with swift and decisive action by declaring a National State of Disaster and placing the country in total lockdown.
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14.05.2020 | Pascale Lamb | Covid-19

A2ii Insights: Emerging markets' supervisory response to Covid-19

During the month of April, the A2ii saw the launch of the exceptional A2ii-IAIS Consultation Calls webinar series on Covid-19 and its implications for supervisors.  In times of crisis, where there is a continuous flow of new information and rapidly evolving developments, the webinars have proved to be a purposeful platform for supervisors to exchange information and share best practice. 
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