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Welcome to the MicroInsurance Centre, LLC.


We are a consulting firm dedicated to generating access to valuable microinsurance products for 3 billion low-income people across the globe.

We accomplish this by working with regulated insurers and appropriate delivery channels, who efficiently provide simple, market responsive microinsurance products. Our clients include commercial insurers, foundations, bi- and multi-lateral development agencies, regulators, NGOs and others. These organizations work with us to ensure the best potential for success with their microinsurance activities. Our work with clients includes various aspects of microinsurance from product development and training to research and advocacy. Our team has implemented microinsurance activities in over 70 countries over the last two decades. If you’d like to learn more about our organization and what we do, visit the Who We Are section.

News

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Inclusive Insurance and the Sustainable Development Goals

The MIC is proud to announce the release of Inclusive Insurance and the Sustainable Development Goals: How insurance contributes to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Co-authored by the MIC's Michael J. McCord and Katie Biese as well as by Solveig Wanczeck and Martina Wiedmaier-Pfister and published by GIZ, this monumental publication gives an overview of how insurance is a primary contributor to six Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and a secondary contributor to five additional SDGs. Achieving the SDGs and their targets requires global engagement across a variety of public and private sectors, including insurance. A global effort among insurers, governments, the development community, and other key stakeholders to promote inclusive insurance is needed now.   

Download the document here!


    

 

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Event Report Released for 'Microinsurance: International Experiences and Egyptian Applications'

This report provides an overview of the conference sessions and workshop as well as presents key lessons and takeaways from 'Microinsurance: International Experiences and Egyptian Applications'. The event was jointly organized by EFSA, JICA, GIZ, and the SANAD Fund for MSMEs and took place 7-8 May, 2017 in Cairo. The sessions brought together the Egyptian insurance industry and insurers from Morocco, Ghana, and Jordan.

The MIC was honored to facilitate several sessions, moderate the Day 2 workshop on microinsurance product development, and edit the event report. Click here to download the report.


 

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Proportionality in Practice Case Studies Released - research conducted by the MicroInsurance Centre

The Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii) recently released two Proportionality in Practice publications, which include practical examples of the implementation of proportionate regulation relating to both distribution and disclosure of information to the customer. Access the documents in the below links:


 

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Increasing Women's Financial Protection - What Can Insurance Do?

View highlights from the event on Twitter: #InsureHERProtectAll

At this event on 20 April, 2017 in Washington DC, participants discussed the role the insurance industry and its stakeholders can play in increasing financial protection for women from all income levels, while strengthening their participation in the economy.  


 

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MicroInsurance Centre Awarded Competitive Contract from UN's IFAD

The MIC is pleased to announce that after a competitive tendering process, it has been awarded a 2.25-million-dollar contract by the United Nation's International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). For more details, read the full press release


 

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Happy International Women's Day 2017!

The MIC would like to wish all women around the world a Happy Women's Day! In line with the 2017 theme, we challenge all women and men to take action and #BeBoldForChange - click here to learn more. 


 

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Nouvelle publication! État des lieux de la micro-assurance en Afrique en 2015

Cliquez ici pour télécharger cette publication et se renseigner sur les dernières perspectives et tendances clés de la micro-assurance dans toute la région de l'Afrique. L'étude a été réalisée par le MicroInsurance Centre et publiée par le Microinsurance Network et le Munich Re Foundation en collaboration avec Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) au nom du Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).


 

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RFP - Professional Business Plan Consultant

The Microinsurance Catastrophe Risk Organisation SCC (MiCRO) is seeking the services of a professional business plan consultant. Click here for more information about this opportunity. 


 

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Microinsurance Network CEO

The Microinsurance Network is seeking a Chief Executive Officer to evolve and implement the organization's vision and strategy. Click here to learn more about this exciting opportunity. 


 

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TOR para Evaluación Intermedia del Programa CADME

Haga clic aquí para más información sobre esta oportunidad


 

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2016 Financial Inclusion Forum

The MIC is attending the 2016 Financial Inclusion Forum hosted by the US Department of the Treasury and USAID. The event is taking place Thursday, 1 December. Follow live coverage of the event by clicking here!  


 

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Photos and Slides from the 12th IMC!

The MIC team recently returned from an exciting and knowledge-filled week in Colombo, Sri Lanka. We attended forums and field trips organized by the ILO's Impact Insurance Facility and the Microinsurance Network and participated in the annual 12th International Microinsurance Conference hosted by the Munich Re Foundation, Insurance Association of Sri Lanka, and the Microinsurance Network. 

Check out our photos from the week here on the MIC's Facebook page. 

Access all pre-conference, conference, and post-conference presentations here on Munich Re Foundation's website. 

Review the Key Takeaways here as consolidated by the Microinsurance Network and check out the 12th IMC in Tweets here


 

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Está aquí - la versión en español!

Hoy se lanzó la versión en español del Panorama de los microseguros en ALC: Un mercado cambiante. Haga clic aquí para descargar el documento.


 

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Last Chance: Apply Now for IIF Fellowship

Click here for more information.


 

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June Member Meeting Report and Resources

Find out which latest topics in the field were discussed at the Microinsurance Network's annual June Member Meeting which took place 21-22 June, 2016. Click here for the meeting report. Access the presentations and other resources from the event here.


 

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Microinsurance - How do they relate?

The MicroInsurance Centre has developed a 1-page infographic defining the role that microinsurance can play in six of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Click here to learn how the microinsurance industry can contribute to this important agenda!  


 

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New Release! The Landscape of Microinsurance in Africa 2015 Full Report!

This study, conducted by the MicroInsurance Centre and published by the Microinsurance Network and Munich Re Foundation, reports on the current state of microinsurance in Africa. This is an essential tool for microinsurance providers in the region as well as for other key stakeholders in the industry. Click here to read the full report!


 

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Microfinance Gateway's "Guide to Microinsurance"

This new guide published by CGAP's Microfinance Gateway highlights recent and noteworthy microinsurance publications. The MicroInsurance Centre is proud to have authored works on the list including The Landscape of Microinsurance in Africa 2015: Preliminary Briefing Note and The Landscape of Microinsurance in LAC 2014: A Changing Market, as well as co-authored the Regulatory Impact Assessment Microinsurance Philippines. Click here to check out the guide!


 

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Annual Report 2015 released!

The year 2015 was an exciting one for the MicroInsurance Centre. Take a moment to learn more about the MIC, our 2015 projects, advocacy events and major publications as well as key lessons learned in our Annual Report 2015


 

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Access the slides and recordings below from all 3 modules of the Expert Forum Series on Microinsurance in Africa!

Module 3: Distribution and Innovation in Microinsurance, 14 April, 2016

Forum slides: click here
Recording of the forum: click here

Module 2: The Business Case for Microinsurance in Africa, 24 March, 2016

Forum slides: click here
Recording of the forum: click here

Module 1: Microinsurance in Africa and Product Evolution, 3 March, 2016

Forum slides: click here
Recording of the forum: click here


 

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NEW Expert Forum Series on Microinsurance in Africa!

When:
          3 March 2016 | 13:00 GMT / 08:00 EST (Module 1 -
          Landscape of Microinsurance in Africa and Products)


          24 March 2016 | 13:00 GMT / 08:00 EST (Module 2 -
          Business Case for Microinsurance in Africa)


          7 April 2016 | 13:00 GMT / 08:00 EST (Module 3 -
          Distribution and innovation in Microinsurance in Africa)


Where: Online (Webinar)

Save the date for these webinars which will present the latest industry information as collected by the MicroInsurance Centre for the 2015 Landscape of Microinsurance in Africa (co-published by the Microinsurance Network and the Munich Re Foundation).


 

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What do insurers have to say about entering or staying in the inclusive insurance market?

The MicroInsurance Centre surveyed over 100 insurers in 46 countries throughout Africa, LAC, and Asia to find out what are the most important regulatory issues and market factors they consider when entering or staying in the inclusive insurance market in their countries. Click here to view a brief presentation of key takeaways which were presented at the IAIS-A2ii Consultation Call "Regulatory Incentives for Insurance Market Development" which took place on 21 January, 2016.


 




 

Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

Be sure to come see the MIC in a location near you!

 

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13th International Microinsurance Conference: Inclusive Insurance for the Mass Market / Seguro inclusivo para el mercado masivo

When: 7 - 9 November, 2017
Where: Lima, Peru

For more information, click here. Para información en español, haga clic aquí


 

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2017 Annual Summit - "Catalysing Growth in the Female Economy: Leveraging the Power of Connection"

When: 14 - 16 November, 2017
Where: London, UK

MIC President Michael J. McCord will facilitate a panel session on the business case for insurance for the women's market. Access more details from GBA's website on the event and agenda


 

 

 

RECENT EVENTS

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4th Regional Learning Sessions - Eastern and Southern Africa 

When: 29 - 30 August, 2017
Where: Kigali, Rwanda 

The MicroInsurance Centre was represented by President Michael J. McCord who delivered a keynote speech and moderated a session on strategy and business modelling. 


 

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7th APEC High Level Meeting on Health and the Economy

When: 23 - 24 August, 2017
Where: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The MicroInsurance Centre was represented by President Michael J. McCord who spoke during a Plenary Session on health financing during Day 1 of the event. 


 

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23rd Annual Boulder Microfinance Training (MFT) Program / 13è édition du Programme Annuel de Formation en Microfinance Boulder 

When: 17 July - 4 August
Where: Boulder Institute of Microfinance, Turin, Italy

MIC President Michael J. McCord taught the course 'Microinsurance that Makes a Difference: Getting Beyond Credit Life'which was offered from 24 - 28 July. Check out photos from the course on our Facebook page!


 

 

Microinsurance: International Experiences and Egyptian Applications

When: 7 - 8 May, 2017
Where: Cairo, Egypt

The MIC was a proud collaborator for this event, represented by President Michael J. McCord and Senior Project Manager Katie Biese. 

Access the Event Report edited by the MIC to learn about topics covered and key takeaways!


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Increasing Women's Financial Protection - What Can Insurance Do?

When: 20 April, 2017
Where: Washington DC, U.S. / See highlights from the event on Twitter: #InsureHERProtectALL

MIC's Senior Project Manager Katie Biese attended this event.


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IAIS-A2ii-CIMA Mobile Insurance Conference

When: 23-24 February, 2017
Where: Hotel Sawa, Douala, Cameroon

MIC President Michael J. McCord represented the MicroInsurance Centre at this event.


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Back to Boulder (B2B): Strategic Response to Risk in Microfinance Markets

When: 28 November - 2 December, 2016
Where: Washington DC, USA

This course was offered by Boulder Institute of Microfinance and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and was geared towards senior financial inclusion professionals. 


 

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12th International Microinsurance Conference: Driving growth and sustainability - A business case for microinsurance

When:15 - 17 November, 2016
Where: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Check out our photos from the week here on the MIC's Facebook page. 

Access all pre-conference, conference, and post-conference presentations here on Munich Re Foundation's website. 

Review the Key Takeaways here as consolidated by the Microinsurance Network and check out the 12th IMC in Tweets here


 

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'Microinsurance Matters' talk at York University, Canada

When: 26 September, 2016
Where: York University, Toronto, Canada

MIC President Michael J. McCord presented a talk titled 'Microinsurance Matters' to the York University community in Toronto, Canada. This event was hosted by the Spencer Educational Foundation, Department of Economics, and Economics Students' Association. Click here to view photos from the day.


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22nd Annual Boulder Microfinance Training (MFT) Program 2016 / 22è édition de notre Programme de Formation annuelle en Microfinance Boulder MFT 2016

When: 18 July - 5 August, 2016
Where: Turin, Italy


 

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June Member Meeting

This annual meeting for members of the Microinsurance Network took place on 21 - 22 June, 2016. Access the meeting report here and more resources from the event here.


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Microinsurance Learning Session: Paving the way for financial inclusion

When: 30-31 May, 2016
Where: Cairo, Egypt

MIC President Michael J. McCord presented at this session.

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Microinsurance Event for Actuaries

When: Thursday, 12 May 2016 17:00 - 20:00
Where: Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, UK

Three expert speakers Jeff Blacker, Henry Yan and MIC consultant Eamon Kelly, discussed what microinsurance means to the actuarial profession, its complex challenges both locally and internationally and how is it relevant to you. For more information click here.
November 2015  
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Financial Inclusion Forum

This event took place on 1 December, 2015 at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Washington, D.C.


 

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IAIS Committee Meetings and 22nd IAIS Annual Conference

This event took place 9 - 11 November (Committee Meetings) and 12 - 13 November (Annual Conference) in Marrakech, Morocco. MIC President Michael J. McCord presented on 10 November at the IAIS Committee Meetings!


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An Afternoon with GFIA - Supervisory Cooperation and Convergence

This event took place 10 November, 2015 in Marrakech, Morocco. The MicroInsurance Centre Team was present at this event! For photos and tweets from event, see the following link: #AwGFIA2015


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The Munich Re Foundation and Microinsurance Network 11th International Microinsurance Conference 2015: "Driving Growth and Sustainability - A Business Case for Microinsurance" took place from 3 - 5 November in Casablanca, Morocco.

Press coverage from this event:

    Micro-assurance: faible croissance mais beaucoup d'opportunités pour le Maroc

    11e Conférence internationale de la micro-assurance: Comment dynamiser le marché

    Micro-assurance: 50 pays représentés à Casablanca

    Micro-assurance, un marché prometteur au Maroc selon M. Bachir Baddou, DG de la FMSAR


 

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5th Consultative Forum

When: 3 November, 2015, 8h30 - 12h30
Where: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Casablanca, Morocco



 

Partners

The MicroInsurance Centre works closely with the following partners.

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Quote of the Day

"[Microinsurance] is an opportunity [for insurers] to be relevant" - Joan Lamm-Tennant | CEO, Blue Marble Microinsurance

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