The Microinsurance Network has just released the State of Microinsurance 2017. In this third edition of the journal, the MiN takes a closer look at microinsurance solutions for climate change, focusing on pioneering ideas in the way microinsurance is being designed and offered, and highlighting key lessons learned from a range of different programmes and initiatives.
Articles include insights on designing natural hazard microinsurance products, mobile-based applications, the role of insurance in assisting agriculture value chain players in adapting to climate change, an integrated agricultural and health insurance approach, facilitating private sector responses to climate risk in the developing world, risk reduction, as well as regulatory and supervisory challenges of index-based insurance.
The journal features a debate on the impact of climate change on microinsurance for smallholder farmers, and several interviews with authoritative voices from the field. It uncovers key aspects of microinsurance pilot programmes as a tool for climate change adaptation and mitigation in Bangladesh, India, Burundi, Kenya, Mali, Senegal and Central America, as well as lessons learnt from a selection of ongoing initiatives such as the Climate Insurance Fund, the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative, and the Agriculture and Climate Risk Enterprise (ACRE).