Index Insurance Forum

  • Case Study: Weather Index Insurance in Bangladesh

    In October 2015, Green Delta Insurance Company and the IFC approached Supreme Seed Company for index insurance partnership for their contract farming farmers. A case study was developed to capture the activity. Read more.

  • In Conversation with InsuResilience

    In the third edition of the InsuResilience newsletter, GIIF discusses milestones, objectives, and monitoring and evaluation. Read Now.

  • Workshop in Ukraine: Basic Principles of Development of Index Insurance Products

    the IFC Eastern Europe and Central Asia Agri-Finance Project held a 3-day seminar for the insurance market of Ukraine. Read more.

  • Guest Article: Workshop on Index-based Livestock Insurance in Kenya

    The event's goal was to reflect on the Kenya Livestock Insurance Program (KLIP) and define next steps for further improvement, writes GIZ. Read more

  • 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.

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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: ~3 million farmers, pastoralists and microentrepreneurs (cumulative)

Total Insurance Portfolio$392 million (cumulative)

 
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Global Team
  • Fatou Assah | GIIF Program Manager | fassah@worldbank.org
  • Selin Konrat | Operations Officer | skonrat@ifc.org 
 
Regional Specialists
  • Shadreck Mapfumo | Senior Financial Sector Specialist | Africa |  smapfumo@ifc.org
  • Vijayasekar Kalavakonda | Senior Financial Sector Specialist | Asia | vkalavak@ifc.org
 
Media Contacts
  • Dina Elnaggar| Communications Lead| delnaggar@worldbank.org

 

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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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