This collection of notes and case studies, Mainstreaming Gender and Targeting Women in Inclusive Insurance: Perspectives and Emerging Lessons, covers a number of themes related to the demand and supply of insurance products for women, with a focus on the inclusive insurance market—which seeks to include clients who either don’t have insurance or lack the right insurance coverage.
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In May 2016, the Inter-African Conference on Insurance Markets (CIMA) in partnership with the Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii) hosted a workshop in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.
This document serves as a preliminary summary of a larger study commissioned by the Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii) for 2017. The summary provides a review of supervisory approaches to mobile insurance (m-insurance) in various jurisdictions with the aim of providing inputs to the forthcoming IAIS1 -A2ii-CIMA2 Conference on Mobile Insurance Workshop in Douala, Cameroon from 23rd- 24th February 2017.
The project managed by the A2ii, which ran for 46 months concluding in May 2016, contributed to the growth of the inclusive insurance market in Latin America and the Caribbean.
This paper considers the various regulatory approaches implemented by insurance regulators and supervisors globally in order to achieve the objective of inclusive insurance market development. The primary question that this paper seeks to address is: what is the optimal regulatory approach to be followed by a particular country to promote increased access to insurance in a particular product market or across multiple product markets?
One of the aims of the cross-country synthesis exercise is to gain a better understanding of the dynamics, development and evolution of microinsurance markets. Identifying discrete microinsurance business models allows the roles and incentives of the players involved in the provision of microinsurance to be disaggregated so as to better understand the way that the microinsurance market evolves across countries and to gauge the risks involved.
The report summarises the key take-aways and recommendations of the seminar on Financial Education: Challenges, Trends and Measures of Success in Supporting Financial Inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa held in September 2016 in Sandton, South Africa.
This paper aims to inspire momentum and increase awareness among insurance supervisors of the transformative potential of gender approaches. It explains how supervisors have started to consider gender dimensions in their work, in particular by exploring differences between women and men’s access to insurance.
It is slightly over a decade since the first microinsurance regulations were introduced in India in 2005. With at least 18 insurance supervisors having rolled out microinsurance regulations today, the landscape is now vastly different.