Index Insurance Forum

  • Blog from Understanding Risk 2018: Roles of private sector partners in reaching the last mile in delivering agriculture insurance to the vulnerable. | Read the blog.

  • ACRE Africa Awarded Best Technological Startup for Innovations in Crop Insurance

    The GIIF partner received the HEC-OCP Award for Best Technological Startup in the agriculture sector at the AfricaDays 2018. Read more.

  • Feasibility Study on Index Insurance in Cote d'Ivoire

    The Global Index Insurance Facility presents the results of a feasibility study on index-based agricultural insurance conducted in Cote d'Ivoire between the months of May and September 2017. Read more.

  • Video Interviews from the Global Index Insurance Conference 2017 in Dakar

    Subscribe to the playlist and check out the interviews here.

  • French-speaking Index Insurance Workshop in Senegal

    In December 2017, participants from various African Francophone nations attended a regional workshop held in Saly to learn about index insurance fundamentals and risk transfer process. Read more

  • New Video!

    GIIF and IFC produced a video capturing index insurance in Bangadesh hat protect smallholder farmers and agribusinesses from climate risks. Watch Now.

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

Clients: 1.7 million farmers, pastoralists and microentrepreneurs (cumulative)

Total Insurance Portfolio$178 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
  • Fernanda Zavaleta| Communications Officer | 


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


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View GIIF 101 digital brochure.The document contains an overview of Global Index Insurance Facility, basic information about index insurance, active projects in Africa and Asia Pacific, and contact information. 




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Risk Modeling for Appraising Named Peril Index Insurance Products: A Guide for Practitioners, a  groundbreaking publication on modeling index insurance products, is a practical guide for the insurance practitioners to design and develop better index insurance in order to ultimately provide protection to more low-income customers, including smallholder farmers in developing countries.

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