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!
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.
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!
Congratulations to our friend Jonathan Bauchet for being featured in this recent edition of Purdue Today!
In the Spotlight
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-
UPCOMING EVENTS - Be sure to come see us in a location near you!
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.
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!
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!