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MICRO INSURANCE NEWS!

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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 65 countries over the last two decades. If you’d like to learn more about what we do visit the About Us section.

 MILK Brief #36: Credit Life Insurance in Indonesia

FRESH MILK AND MOST INTERESTING RESULTS!  CHECK OUT THESE NEWEST PUBLICATIONS FOR ALLIANZ BURKINA FASO AND ALLIANZ INDONESIA TODAY~

Burkina Faso-The MicroInsurance Centre’s Microinsurance Learning and Knowledge (MILK) Team studied drought-related costs and financing for maize farmers in Dedougou, Burkina Faso, focusing on farmers' highly variable cash flow and the role that Allianz’s maize loan protection insurance product played in coping with a drought.

MILK Brief #35: Doing the Math - Loan Protection for Maize Farmers in Burkina Faso

Indonesia-The MicroInsurance Centre’s Microinsurance Learning and Knowledge (MILK) Team studied death-related costs and financing in East Java, Indonesia, focusing on the role that Allianz’s Payung Keluarga insurance product played.

MILK Brief #36: Credit Life Insurance in Indonesia

The MicroInsurance Centre is honored and thrilled to have been such an important part of these studies-Thank you!

https://www.allianz.com/en/press/news/commitment/community/150306_microinsurance-effective-protection-against-poverty.html

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MicroInsurance Centre President Michael J. McCord is pictured below with staff of Star Microinsurance Services Limited on his most recent visit to Accra, Ghana. Star Microinsurance is an independent microinsurance agency that is dedicated to serving the low-income market in Ghana with affordable and suitable microinsurance products. Click here to learn more about this innovative company and the exceptional work that they are doing towards poverty alleviation in Ghana. 

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Below, Michael J. McCord meeting with GIZ Ghana staff members Angela Armah (far left) and Victor Aggrey-Fynn (far right) on his trip to Accra. In the second photo, see Michael pictured with Research Associate Hannah Sono. Hannah is a member of the research team for the 2015 Landscape of Microinsurance in Africa study which the MicroInsurance Centre is currently conducting as part of the World Map of Microinsurance program. Click here to read more about this exciting new study!  

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Congratulations to our friend Jonathan Bauchet for being featured in this recent edition of Purdue Today!  

In the Spotlight

Jonathan BauchetProfessor takes closer look at financial life of those in impoverished households

Some families in the world's poorest countries may spend half of their yearly income on a funeral for a loved one. Those families struggle to develop plans to meet these expenses, particularly since they have limited access to loans and other financial services. But thanks to research by Jonathan Bauchet, assistant professor of consumer science, families in that situation may now be better able to manage their financial needs and make the best of limited resources.

 For the full article/story on Jonathan's research, click here...

Be sure to check out Jonathan's latest work published in the Journal of Development Economics: Failure vs. displacement: Why an innovative  anti-poverty program showed no net impact in South India. This analysis explores the impact of a randomized control trial of an anti-poverty  program in South India. Bauchet and his co-authors concluded that there was no lasting net impact on income or asset accumulation.  Click here to access the entire study.    

 CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FRIENDS AT ATIKUS!!  on your recent article on Forbes.com - click HERE for the exciting article by Geri Stengel-

 

CONGRATULATIONS MICHAEL!!  Michael J. McCord, President of the MicroInsurance Centre elected Board Chair for The Microinsurance Network.  The announcement was made at the 10th International Microinsurance Conference in Mexico City, during the network meetings.    

 

Above an overview video of the Microfinance Lunch Break in Brussels Belgium.  Michael J. McCord, President of the MicroInsurance Centre, was this session's keynote presenter.  Click here for more videos, details and the full presentation.

   

The MicroInsurance Centre’s own Michael J. McCord featured in the latest edition of anew click here to read the full interview-

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

May 2015

The Egyptian Insurance Brokers Association (EIBA) invites you to participate in the first Regional Insurance Brokers Congress (RIBC) taking place in Cairo, Egypt from 18-19 May, 2015. Michael J. McCord of the MicroInsurance Centre will present during this important program! Click here to register for the event.

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July 2015

Michael J. McCord of the MicroInsurance Centre will be sharing his knowledge and expertise as a faculty member of the Boulder Institute of Microfinance - Turin Session 2015. This will take place in Turin, Italy from 20 July - 7 August, 2015. Click here to read more about the program and register for a class!

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November 2015

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11th International Microinsurance Conference 2015: "Driving Growth and Sustainability - A Business Case for Microinsurance".

Hosted by the Munich Re Foundation, this year's conference will take place from 3 - 5 November, 2015 in Casablanca, Morocco. Click here to submit a proposal or just to read more about the event. MicroInsurance Centre staff and consultants will be there!  

 

RECENT EVENTS

March 2015

Michael J. McCord visited NpM, Platform for Inclusive Finance, in the Netherlands on 19 March, 2015 to lead the (Micro)Insurance Seminar together with Michel Spraakman (Achmea Development) and Annette Houtekamer (Achmea Foundation). See below what is being said on Twitter about the event! 

 

Michael J. McCord presented at the 6th Annual Latin American Microinsurance Summit 2015 (presented by Hanson Wade) which took place 23-26 March, 2015.

 

 

 

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"Since we don't know a lot yet, we can't write the bible on what we need for microinsurance." -- Mark Wenner | IADB

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