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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.



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.



Last Chance: Apply Now for IIF Fellowship

Click here for more information.



Mercy Corps is Hiring for a Microinsurance Specialist

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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Tune In Today to RJR 94 FM!

When: Thursday, 5 May, 3:15 pm CDT (GMT - 5)
Where: RJR 94 FM - click here 

MIC President Michael J. McCord will be interviewed on RJR 94 FM (Jamaican radio station). He will cover the following talking points: Overview of the MicroInsurance Centre; the global picture of microinsurance; how it looks in other markets; how has it changed the lives of people in other countries; his role and objectives for his current visit to Jamaica which includes the work MIC is doing to develop a regulatory roadmap for inclusive insurance with the Financial Services Commission (FSC) of Jamaica, commissioned by A2ii and IDB.


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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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Register now for the Expert Forum on 'Understanding donor engagements in microinsurance'!

When: 28 April, 2016 at 13:00 GMT
Where: Online

Click here for more details.


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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



International Women's Day 2016

As leaders of their businesses, households, caregivers, entrepreneurs, and often the one in charge of dealing with shocks to the family, women often need valuable microinsurance and are an important target group for insurers.

Explore these MicroInsurance Centre and other publications related to gender issues and women specifically:

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NEW Expert Forum Series on Microinsurance in Africa!

          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.





Be sure to come see us in a location near you!


November 2016  

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

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

For more information and registration details, click here!

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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 is offered by Boulder Institute of Microfinance and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and is geared towards senior financial inclusion professionals. Click here for more course and registration information.




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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.


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.


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  

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


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



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Quote of the Day

"There is a need for Government to play a significant role in helping to provide the risk management tools needed by very low-income families." -- Gaby Ramm | GIZ Consultant


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