Index Insurance Forum

  • Asia Regional Index Insurance Training in Colombo

    More than 30 participants from eleven countries across Africa, Asia and Europe gathered in Sri Lanka for a week in September 2018 to learn the fundamentals of index insurance and to share experiences. Read more

  • ACRE at Innovation Showcase of the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings 2018 in Bali

    ACRE Africa, a GIIF partner, presents to World Bank Group President Jim Kim and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde the company's innovative approaches to insurance and access to finance. More about ACRE

  • Case Study 2: Weather Index Insurance Pilot in Chitalmari in the Bogra District, Bangladesh

    Second case study capturing a Weather Index Insurance project in Chitalmari, Bangladesh, implemented by Green Delta Insurance Company and IFC. Read more.

  • 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.

Past Events

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

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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