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Following the diagnostic study conducted by Cenfri (South Africa) in 2009, a multi-stakeholder technical advisory group was constituted to look at the development of microinsurance with support from FinMark Trust Zambia and ILO. The technical advisory group has broad representation from the association of insurers as well as microfinance providers, government, the Pensions and Insurance Authority and donors. 




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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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.

CGIAR research is dedicated to reducing rural poverty, increasing food security, improving human health and nutrition, and ensuring sustainable management of natural resources. It is carried out by 15 centers that are members of the CGIAR Consortium, in close collaboration with hundreds of partners, including national and regional research institutes, civil society organizations, academia, development organizations, and the private sector.

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.

The International Actuarial Association is the worldwide association of professional actuarial associations, with a number of special-interest sections for individual actuaries. Founded in 1895, the IAA exists to encourage the development of a global actuarial profession that is acknowledged as technically competent and professionally reliable, ensuring that the public interest is served.

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.

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy nonprofit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications, ensuring that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the world’s poor.

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.

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.

Women’s World Banking is the global nonprofit devoted to giving more low-income women access to the financial tools and resources they require to build security and prosperity. For more than 35 years WWB has worked with financial institutions to show them the benefit of investing in women as customers, and as leaders. WWB supports institutions with in-depth market research, with sustainable financial products and consumer education to meet women’s needs.

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.