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In December 2017, 27 participants from various African Francophone nations attended a regional workshop held in Saly, Senegal, to learn about index insurance fundamentals and risk transfer process as well as to discuss and apply the use of agro-climactic data to the design of index insurance products. The five-day workshop entitled, “Fundamentals of Named Peril Index Insurance Risk Transfer Process,” was sponsored by the Global Index Insurance Facility (GIIF), as part of its capacity-building activities intended to stimulate the development and enhancement of index insurance products in...
A new brochure detailing GIIF's involvement with the development of weather index insurance in Senegal is now available for digital viewing. The document contains an overview of GIIF's and stakeholders' actions and tracks the progress of index insurance in the country since its onset in 2009.
GIIF and ILO's Impact Insurance Facility jointly published a paper entitled "Unlocking Smallholder Credit: Does Credit-Linked Agricultural Insurance Work?" Authored by Independent Researchers Richard Meyer and Peter Hazell and World Bank Group's Panos Varangis, this paper reviews possibilities for, and experience with, credit-linked crop insurance, including different types of insurance and credit arrangements, ranging from insurance sold to individual farmers to meso insurance sold to financial service providers (FSPs) to cover losses suffered by farmer borrowers.
A newly designed Global Index Insurance Facility's Country Profile for Kenya is available for digital viewing. The document contains an overview of GIIF's project in Kenya with the partner, ACRE Africa.
A 24-page illustrated comic book on Earthquake Index Insurance in Bahasa Indonesia.
Agri-insurance is a financial product that protects farmers from potential losses resulting from weather events or disease. By enabling farmers to protect their businesses, agricultural insurance also reduces lending risks, which increases the amount of credit available in this vital sector. In Ukraine, IFC and Syngenta worked together to pilot-test index insurance — which bases claims on independently verifiable weather data — for wheat and corn. This SmartLesson explores the possibility of developing index insurance as a new and important financial instrument that helps farmers and...
GIIF and ILO's Impact Insurance Facility jointly published a paper entitled "When and How Should Agricultural Insurance be Subsidized? Issue and Good Practices". Authored by Independent Researcher Peter Hazell and World Bank Group's Panos Varangis and Rachel Sberro-Kessler, this paper discusses agricultural insurance subsidy in detail and draws upon available literature and case study experiences to propose some good practice guidelines for the design and implementation. The French version " Quand et comment l'assurance agricole devrait-elle être subventionnée? Enjeux et bonnes pratiques " is...
More than 30 participants across Asia gathered in May 2017 in Jakarta to attend a regional workshop focusing on index insurance fundamentals and to discuss best practices in the development of the innovative financial product. The week-long workshop entitled “Fundamentals of Named Peril Index Insurance Risk Transfer Process” was sponsored by the Global Index Insurance Facility (GIIF) as part of its capacity building activities aimed at the development and enhancement of index insurance products in developing countries. Managed by the World Bank Group’s Finance & Markets Global Practice,...
More than 50 participants from 13 African nations gathered in Accra, Ghana, from May 1-5, 2017 to attend a regional workshop focusing on the fundamentals of risk modeling for index insurance and to discuss a wide array of agricultural insurance topics. “ The Risk Modelling and Strategic Decision Making for Index Insurance” workshop was organized by the Global Index Insurance Facility (GIIF), in collaboration with African Reinsurance Corporation. Managed by the World Bank Group’s Finance & Markets Global Practice, GIIF provides smallholder farmers, pastoralists, microentrepreneurs, and...
PowerPoint slides from a consumer exercise undertaken in Zambia in December last year are now available. The session, held jointly by GlIF, ILO's Impact Insurance Facility, Risk Shield Consultants, and fsdZambia focused on lead farmers and channel partners who enlist smallholder farmers.
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