Index Insurance Forum

  • GIIF at European Development Days 2017

    At EDD 2017, GIIF hosts a session entitled "Index Insurance: An Innovative Tool for Risk Management and Resilience Building". The session explores how building stronger and sustainable PPPs can create market solutions that champion climate change adaptation. Read more

  • World Bank Partner Wins Innovation of the Year at the African Insurance Awards 2017

    In May 2017, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) was hailed as “Innovation of the Year” from the African Insurance Awards for its work on developing the index-based livestock insurance (IBLI) in the arid lands of Kenya and the Horn of Africa. Read more.

  • IFC, Africa Re Develop Index Insurance Products to Increase Access to Finance for Farmers

    Global Index Insurance Facility (GIIF) and Africa Reinsurance Corporation supported a two-day technical workshop on risk modeling and strategic decision-making for index insurance products. It was followed by a week-long training on index insurance for insurance companies’ technical staff. Both events were held in Accra, Ghana, in May 2017.

  • IFC Partners With PT Reasuransi MAIPARK to Insure Farmers Against Climate Risks

    IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and PT Reasuransi MAIPARK have agreed to jointly develop index-based insurance products to hedge risks against adverse weather events for agribusinesses, bank agriculture-loan portfolios, and farmer groups. Read the press release.

  • Risk Modeling for Appraising Named Peril Index Insurance Products: A Guide for Practitioners

    As part of the World Bank Group's "Directions in Development: Agriculture and Rural Development Series", Finance & Markets Global Practice has published a book entitled "Risk Modeling for Appraising Named Peril Index Insurance Products: A Guide for Practitioners" to support actuaries and other professionals involved in designing and pricing index-based insurance products. Click here to read the abstract and download the book.

  • Stories from the Field

    New GIIF Result Stories capture farmers' experiences with index insurance in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Senegal. Available in English and French.

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About Us

Created in 2009, the Global Index Insurance Facility (GIIF) works to support the development and growth of local markets for indexed/catastrophic insurance in developing countries, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia Pacific. GIIF’s objectives are to provide acceess to finance to smallholder farmers and to expand the use of index insurance as a risk management tool in agriculture production, food security, and disaster risk reduction, because it helps farmers and households reduce their risks and protect their assets and livelihoods.

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Grants Committed: $35 million (2009-15)

Countries with GIIF projects including policy/regulatory work: 31 in total (Sub Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia Pacific)

Clients: 1.3 million farmers, pastoralists and microentrepreneurs (cumulative)

Total Insurance Portfolio$148 million (cumulative)

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For archived copies of the Global Index Insurance quarterly newsletter, please click here.

Global Team
  • Fatou Assah | GIIF Program Manager |
  • Selin Konrat | Operations Officer | 
Regional Specialists
  • Shadreck Mapfumo | Senior Financial Sector Specialist | Africa |
  • Vijayasekar Kalavakonda | Senior Financial Sector Specialist | Asia |
Media Contacts
  • Rebecca Post | Communications Officer | 


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GIIF is funded by the European Union, Japan, and the Netherlands.


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GIIF collaborates with the ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility to strengthen its knowledge and dissemination related activities. The collaboration aims at improving the delivery of index insurance to farmers and their families as well as businesses, through the extraction, dissemination and promotion of lessons mainly from GIIF implementing partners and to strengthen microinsurance markets in countries that have a strong index insurance potential. 


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Weathering the Risks: Scalable Weather Index Insurance in East Africa


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