Blog archive January 2020

On Jan 23, 2020, Steven Collet, Director and Ambassador for Business and Development at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, received an interview with the GIIF team in Washington, DC about his policy priorities, his expectations in GIIF, and the newly launched Dutch Fund for Climate and Development (DFCD). A major donor to GIIF, the Government of the Netherlands, supports the Program in more than 10 countries in Africa and Asia, including special initiatives such as the insuretech-related innovations and the capacity building activities targeted to (re) insurers to establish an
Agricultural insurance can provide vulnerable agriculturalists with certainty in the face of natural disasters such as drought, reducing dependence on harmful coping mechanisms, and ultimately leading to increased financial resilience of the individual and the wider community and economy. This 90-minute tech session provided an overview of how the World Bank and IFC jointly support governments, private sector insurers, and households to manage financially in an increasingly volatile world. Three country cases (Zambia, Nigeria, and Pakistan) were presented and discussed at this tech session. Mr