On the topic: On this call, we explored what MSMEs are and why they are important. We spoke about the risks that MSMEs typically face, how they manage them and what their insurance needs are. The resulting report attempts to set out some features that an effective MSME insurance product should have, and presents conclusions for supervisors on their role in supporting and supervising the MSME insurance market.
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This paper seeks to provide a review of supervisory approaches to index insurance and to set out some of the regulatory and supervisory challenges faced by insurance supervisors. It is drawing on the results of an online survey carried out in the first half of 2017 together with telephone follow-up.
Read the Briefing Note to find out what were the key findings and lessons learned from the 11th Consultative Forum which took place in Lima, Peru on November 6, 2017.
The underlying goal of the Forum was to foster sound policymaking for the development and scaling up of agricultural insurance in Latin America. This was the last of a three-event series organised in 2017 on the topic of agricultural insurance as a tool for disaster resilience in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
A2ii hosts panel on digital technologies and trends in InsurTech at the 13th International Microinsurance Conference in Lima, Peru. Here’s the rundown.
Over sixty high-ranking representatives, from South and Central America, Africa and Asia, from the insurance industry and regulatory and supervisory bodies, gathered at the 11th Consultative Forum in Lima, Peru on 6 November to discuss the scaling up of agricultural insurance and the development of proportionate regulatory frameworks.
The Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) through its Impact Insurance Facility (IIF) have commissioned this study to assess the impact of microinsurance regulatory frameworks on developingn inclusive insurance markets by way of a Regulatory Impact Assessment.
This Consultative Forum was the second in a three-event series organised in 2017 on the topic of agricultural insurance as a tool for disaster resilience in the three developing regions of Asia, Africa and Latin America. The first event in the series, which took place in Singapore in March 2017, covered both indemnity- and index-based agricultural insurance, whereas this event focused exclusively on index-based agricultural insurance as an innovative tool for agricultural insurance to become more affordable for smallholder farmers.
On the topic: On this call we explored emerging technologies and how they affect the market and consumers. We also took a look at some regulatory approaches which have been taken, such as setting restrictions, or facilitating some technologies.
On 1 November 2017, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), the International Actuarial Association (IAA) and the Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii) signed a five-year agreement at the IAIS Annual Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to enhance the actuarial skills of supervisory authorities. The key outcomes will be the development and delivery of supervisory capacity building training programs on actuarial services.