Gateway Guide to Microinsurance
Microinsurance provides safety for poor people from risks such as the loss of assets, deaths or illnesses and natural disasters in return for paying premiums that are proportional to the probability and severity of those risks. Originally developed as an additional product for microfinance institutions, it has become a sector unto itself with increasing prominence. New research and papers continue to expand the boundaries of the sector as the definition, theory, and practice of microinsurance continue to evolve. To stay up to date with the latest in the sector, be sure to watch our Microinsurance Announcements section.
In this Gateway Guide, we highlight recent and noteworthy documents on microinsurance. These publications give insight into how microinsurance is being used to help safeguard the finances and livelihoods of people living in poverty.