Building a Secure and Inclusive Global Financial Ecosystem

08 Sep 2017

The 2017 Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project (FDIP) report evaluates access to and usage of affordable financial services by underserved people across 26 geographically, politically, and economically diverse countries. The report assesses these countries’ financial inclusion ecosystems based on four dimensions of financial inclusion: country commitment, mobile capacity, regulatory environment, and adoption of selected traditional and digital financial services.  The report further examines key developments in the global financial inclusion landscape, highlights selected financial […]

Local Training Providers for Microinsurance Capacity Building

18 Oct 2015

A new synthesis paper “Local Training Providers for Microinsurance Capacity Building” published by the Microinsurance Network Capacity Building Working Group (CBWG) presents a number of case studies looking at what lessons Local Training Providers (LTPs) can learn in rolling out high-quality and sustainable microinsurance training.Although microinsurance is increasingly recognised as a risk mitigation tool, coverage remains relatively low. One of the many reasons for this is the lack of appropriate […]

Beyond sales: New Frontiers in Microinsurance Distribution

05 Apr 2015

Lessons for the next wave of microinsurance distribution innovation Achieving scale through cost-effective distribution is one of the biggest challenges facing insurers in low-premium environments. The emphasis is increasingly falling on innovative distribution models as alternatives to traditional microinsurance distribution approaches, which typically rely on microfinance institutions. During the last decade, insurance providers and their distribution partners have been experimenting internationally with developing and extending products to clients in new ways. This note takes stock of fourteen microinsurance business […]