Experiences in Micro-insurance: Report on ProVention Consortium International Workshop

  • Date Posted: June 2, 2010
  • Organizations: ProVention Consortium
  • Document Types: Evidence or Research
  • Donor Type: Non-Governmental Organization

This report focuses on the specific use of micro-insurance within the context of natural disaster risk reduction, summarizing the key issues discussed and salient conclusions of the international Workshop ‘Experiences in Micro-Insurance’, organized by the ProVention Consortium and held in Zurich on October 22, 2004. This event was part of the Consortium's on-going work to reduce disaster risk in developing countries through financial risk transfer mechanisms and enhanced private sector participation.

Motivated by broad interest from participants at the ProVention conference “Solidarity and Opportunity: The Potential of Insurance for Disaster Risk Management in Developing Countries,” which took place on the preceding day, the Workshop brought together a unique combination of 35 professionals with knowledge, experience and interest in micro-insurance, ranging from global reinsurers to local NGOs. Participants contributed to the Workshop through discussions of experiences, case studies and research.

This report is not intended as a technical document, but rather a reflection of the learning and knowledge-sharing environment of the Workshop, resulting in an overview of current experiences, lessons learned and operational challenges in the field of microinsurance. To access the report, click on the link below to reach the document's landing page.