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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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24.07.2020 | Mariella Regh | Covid-19, iii-lab

Switching between tabs: the virtual inclusive insurance innovation lab

To overcome the social distance in online workshops is hard, even with the right preconditions, such as engaging content and participants who are mostly well-adjusted to using digital tools. As Covid-19 brought the world to a standstill, we chose to reformat our Inclusive Insurance Innovation Lab (iii-lab) - initially envisaged as an 18-months programme of six in-person workshops – into a fully virtual programme and to make it work.
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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, off shooting 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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