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Consistent with the privatisation policy the world over, the Government of Bangladesh took a decision in 1984 to allow operation of insurance companies in the private sector side by side with state-owned Sadharan Bima Corporation and Jiban Bima Corporation. As a result, a number of companies in the private sector came into being in 1985 and the necessity of forming an Association was keenly felt. The representatives of the private insurance companies at a meeting held in early 1985 decided that an Association should be formed with all the companies, both Life and Non-Life, as members.

 

 

 


In collaboration with the Microinsurance Network, Munich Re Foundation organised the first annual International Microinsurance Conference in 2005. At these conferences, representatives from NGOs around the world and from development aid organisations as well as regulatory, supervisory, policy and insurance industry experts meet to exchange information and views, and discuss the challenges involved in extending insurance to low-income households.

 




The Microinsurance Network is the only global multi-stakeholder platform of microinsurance industry and experts committed to promoting the development and delivery of valuable insurance services for low-income people. We are a member-based organisation with some 80 institutional members from over 40 countries, stemming from the insurance industry, as well as governmental and development organisations.The Network is a non-profit organisation and has its legal base in Luxembourg.

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The InsuResilience Global Partnership for Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance Solutions was launched at the 2017 UN Climate Conference in Bonn. Since its launch, more than 40 members have joined the Partnership. The Partnership aims to strengthen the resilience of developing countries and protect the lives and livelihoods of poor and vulnerable people against the impacts of disasters.

The central objective of the Partnership is to enable more timely and reliable post-disaster response and to better prepare for climate and disaster risk through the use of climate and disaster risk finance and insurance solutions, reducing humanitarian impacts, helping poor and vulnerable people recover more quickly, increasing local adaptive capacity and strengthening local resilience. This complements ongoing efforts in countries to avert, minimize and address climate and disaster risks.

 

A2ii supports supervisors with providing critical knowledge products on financial inclusion topics. Activities include the development of global and regional learning tools and evidence-based synthesis of regulatory good practices to inform the IAIS globally accepted insurance standards (Insurance Core Principles, ICPs). A2ii also aims at assisting policymakers and supervisors with the proportionate and access-oriented implementation of the ICPs in national regulation and supervisory frameworks. As implementation partner of the IAIS on access to insurance, the Initiative’s activities are embedded within the IAIS structure.

The CEAR seeks to develop the topic of risk into a well-defined, inter-disciplinary area of study, research and policy. Risk is studied in many academic disciplines already. In some cases the tools are similar, but not always, and often the research questions and applications differ markedly across these fields. CEAR will leverage the development of a dialogue between researchers and policy makers in these areas in an effort to arbitrage differences in knowledge across these areas.

Cenfri is an independent think tank based in Cape Town. Our mission is to support financial inclusion and financial sector development through facilitating better regulation and market provision of financial services. We do this by conducting research, providing advice and developing capacity building programmes for regulators, donors, financial service providers and other parties operating in the low-income market. In collaboration with key partners and funders we actively engage across Africa, Latin America and Asia.

GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The diverse expertise of our federal enterprise is in demand around the globe, with the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations and governments of other countries all benefiting from our services. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is our main commissioning party, but we also work with the private sector, fostering successful interaction between development policy and foreign trade.

Created in 2012, FSD Africa is a £30 million financial sector development programme or ‘FSD’ based in Nairobi. It is funded by UK aid from the UK Government. FSD Africa aims to reduce poverty across sub-Saharan Africa by building financial markets that are efficient, robust and inclusive. FSD Africa is a market facilitator or catalyst. It applies a combination of resources, expertise and research to address financial market failures and deliver a lasting impact. FSD Africa has a mandate to work across sub-Saharan Africa on issues that relate to both ‘financial inclusion’ and ‘finance for growth.’ FSD Africa is also a regional platform. It fosters collaboration, best practice transfer, economies of scale and coherence between development agencies, donors, financial institutions, practitioners and government entities with a role in financial market development in sub-Saharan Africa. In particular, FSD Africa provides strategic and operational support to the FSD Network.

Established in 1994, the IAIS is a voluntary membership organization of insurance supervisors and regulators from more than 200 jurisdictions, constituting 97% of the world's insurance premiums. It is the international standard-setting body responsible for developing and assisting in the implementation of principles, standards and other supporting material for the supervision of the insurance sector. The IAIS mission is to promote effective and globally consistent supervision of the insurance industry in order to develop and maintain fair, safe and stable insurance markets for the benefit and protection of policyholders and to contribute to global financial stability.

The ILO's Impact Insurance Facility works intensively with governments, insurers and other stakeholders to strengthen insurance markets and embed insurance in strategies to reduce the vulnerability of populations and boost the productivity of economies. Each of these three elements is essential. Only by delivering innovation and capacity on a far greater scale, and bringing together public and private players across the globe, are we making impact insurance a reality.

The Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII) was initiated as a charitable organisation by representatives of insurers, research institutes and NGOs in April 2005 in response to the growing realization that insurance solutions can play a role in adaptation to climate change, as suggested in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol. This initiative is hosted at the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), in Bonn (Germany). As a leading think tank on climate change and insurance, MCII is focused on developing solutions for the risks posed by climate change for the poorest and most vulnerable people in developing countries.

Microinsurance Master is compelling leadership programme that will make leaders and their organisations thrive and reduce the vulnerability of low-income communities. The programme starts in February 2019 with a 2-week immersion training at Pioneer Microinsurance in the Philippines. Next, participants will receive 8 weeks of tailored coaching by industry leaders to help implement their takeaways back home.

Milliman is among the world's largest providers of actuarial and related products and services. Founded in 1947, Milliman is an independent firm with offices in major cities around the globe. Milliman serves the full spectrum of business, financial, government, union, education, and nonprofit organizations.

With premium income of €31.3bn from reinsurance alone, Munich Re is one of the world’s leading reinsurers. The company offers a full range of products, from traditional re-insurance to innovative solutions for risk assumption. Munich Re bundles most of its primary insurance activities in the ERGO Group, and also in the services offered by DAS, DKV, ERGO Direkt and ERV. Worldwide,the ERGO Group is represented in over 30 countries and concentrates on Europe and Asia. The Group’s worldwide assets of €216.9bn are managedby MEAG.

With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries.