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26.10.2021 | Hannah Grant | A2ii, Covid-19, Inclusive Insurance

Empowering Regulators - Developing Communities: A2ii 2020 Annual Report

Once again, I have the pleasure to present the A2ii 2020 Annual Report.  Throughout 2020, the A2ii experienced many changes. What remained constant was our commitment to adjust our activities to the context of the Covid-19 crisis to meet the ever-changing situation and needs of supervisors.
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05.07.2021 | Hui Lin Chiew | Consumer Protection, Financial Inclusion, Inclusive Insurance, Microinsurance, Prudential

Lessons so far: Beema Samiti-A2ii-UNCDF insurance supervisory capacity building support on inclusive and digital insurance

What is it that makes digital, inclusive insurance possible – what kind of demand, supply or regulatory environment? What can the regulator reasonably do to provide such an environment, and how should a regulator go about planning and implementing this? And underlying all of that - what kind of support can capacity building providers such as A2ii provide to help insurance regulators along this journey?
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05.02.2021 | Rachelle Jung | Inclusive Insurance, Inclusive Insurance World Map, Index Insurance, Microinsurance, Regulations

Sixteen years of inclusive insurance regulation

It has been sixteen years since India enacted the first microinsurance regulation in 2005. Now, at least 30 authorities across 43 markets have implemented dedicated inclusive insurance regulation, and others have adopted other regulatory approaches that are supportive of inclusive insurance.
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02.02.2021 | Dunja Latinovic | Covid-19, Health, Inclusive Insurance, SDGs, Supervisory Dialogue

The pandemic proposition – a stronger insurance front for sustainable development

Imagine if every year the population of an entire country the size of the Philippines fell into poverty because of out-of-pocket expenditures on health services. The WHO data on global health coverage presents a sombre picture. Every year 100 million people are pushed into poverty because of lack of health coverage; that without the burden of a global pandemic.
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04.09.2020 | Hannah Grant | A2ii, Covid-19, Inclusive Insurance

A throwback to 2019: old challenges of inclusive insurance remain

This is a reflective time for the A2ii team. Around this time of the year, we gather to look ahead to our next year’s work plan. We discuss supervisory needs, policy developments and innovations around the world. This year, however, discussions have been anything but ordinary. We have been confronted with the challenge of framing the planning for 2021 in light of the global pandemic and considering different playout scenarios.
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