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The Demand for Micro-Insurance: A Literature Review

This paper provides a selective overview of the current state of research on demand for microinsurance. It first looks at the theoretical research and then reviews the empirical evidence on the factors influencing demand for insurance.

A New Look at Microfinance Apexes

CGAP's latest Focus Note, A New Look at Microfinance Apexes, offers an overview of microfinance apex operations, wholesale funds that channel public resources to multiple retail financial providers in a country.

Microinsurance decisions: Evidence from Ethiopia

This study reviews evidence collected from a microinsurance field experiment in rural Ethiopia. The experiment involves collecting data from individuals in order to predict the shape of the demand curve for indexed insurance.

Managing microinsurance partnerships

This paper analyses microinsurance partnerships and provides a framework with which to analyse both new and existing partnerships and recommendations to monitor and improve them.

Savings Constraints and Microenterprise Development: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Kenya

On March 11, 2012, professors Pascaline Dupas and Jonathan Robinson published a study on "Savings Constraints and Microenterprise Development: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Kenya" which was conducted in 2006, 2007, and 2008 and funded by The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA). Sampling was done in three waves with a total of 200 people.

Commitments to Save: A Field Experiment in Rural Malawi

In October of 2011, economists Lasse Brune, Dean Yang, Xavier Giné and Jessica Goldberg published a new study on commitment savings. This study was conducted with help from the formal bank Opportunity International Bank of Malawi. This study supports some of the earlier findings from a study written by professors Pascaline Dupas and Jonathan Robinson and provides interesting additional information.

Donors and Microinsurance

This study examines the involvement of donor organizations in microinsurance by analyzing their motivations, strategic directions and determining factors.

Social Networks and Insurance Take-Up: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in China

This Microinsurance Paper estimates the role of information in insurance take-up using data from a randomized experiment in rural China where information was either offered directly through financial education or accessed indirectly through social networks. Unlike previous studies, the experimental design allows to not only to identify the causal effect of social networks, but also to differentiate the various channels through which they operate, including the improvement of negotiating power, imitation, and social learning of insurance benefits.

Improving Credit Life Microinsurance

Improving the value of credit life products may improve clients’ attitudes towards insurance, and in turn, improve overall demand for microinsurance.

Funeral Insurance

This paper considers the current and potential role and value of funeral insurance for low-income consumers based on evidence from selected countries.