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Drawing on a new ILO database, this report provides an up-to-date and realistic assessment of the global contribution of self-employment and micro- and small enterprises to employment – both in the formal and the informal economy.
This was the final plenary session of the 2012 SEEP Annual Conference and focused on emerging methodologies designed to assist the ultra poor to build financial and non-financial assets, including their savings and entrepreneurial skills.
This was the third plenary session on the 2012 SEEP Annual Conference and explored different forms of private sector partnerships that are effective in reaching scale and driving benefits for the poor in market systems/value chains.
The report demonstrates how microfinance can be further leveraged to provide a powerful tool to address one of India’s persistent barriers to the economic advancement of the poor: ill health caused by lack of access to health services.
How can we tackle the complex question of client value in microinsurance? Michal Matul discusses the challenges of analysing client value and the importance of significantly accelerating value as the industry develops.
There is a clear need for better risk management for small scale farmers, yet the demand for microinsurance from clients is not necessarily there. Pranav Prashad discusses the challenges of delivering agricultural microinsurance.
This second volume is a unique collection of recent practices and emerging ideas in microinsurance. It covers numerous innovations that have emerged in recent years to meet the challenges of providing insurance to low-income people, from new products and delivery channels to consumer education tools, while examining changes in regulations, providers and schemes.
Insurers and their distribution partners need to consider how their programs contribute to the core business of distribution partners—beyond the direct financial benefit of commissions—in order to be successful in the long term.
EMMA is a set of tools and guidance notes. It encourages and assists front-line humanitarian staff in sudden-onset emergencies to better understand, accommodate and make use of market-systems. It does not offer a simplistic blueprint for action. However, EMMA does provide accessible, relevant guidance to staff who are not already specialists in market analysis. The EMMA toolkit adds value to established humanitarian practices in diverse contexts.
This video was captured during the microinsurance training event organised by the Gordon Institute of Business Science and supported by the Microinsurance Innovation Facility, in October 2010. Janice Angove and Nashelo Tande, from the actuarial consultancy Quindiem, present the business case for microinsurance.
Drawing on Quindiem’s research into insurance and the low-income market, Angove and Tande discuss how microinsurance can contribute to a company’s sustainability, the keys to success within this market and how insurers must balance innovation with good business practice.
This thesis highlights the unintended consequences of CCT programs. It also attempts to identify the causal pathways that led to the implementation of targeted, conditional cash transfer programs in sixteen countries in Latin America.
This presentation by TechnoServe presents the organization's strategy for improving nutrition through its work with the private sector. Five strategies are outlined: nutritional reviews, food fortification, commercialization of nutritious food, crop diversification, and encouraging embedded nutritional services by value chain actors. The presentation briefly examples two examples of how this strategy could be applied.