The interactive session will bring the opportunity to meet with key microinsurance stakeholders, to dialogue in small groups around specific topics and to network with peers. By attending, participants will get an overview of the major trends of the microinsurance sector and have the possibility to interact with some authors in 'Questions corners'.
Until recently in the developed countries, food prices had been moving in one single direction – downwards – for almost a generation, while the prices of agricultural products had been falling for almost thirty consecutive years. 2008, however, saw a turnaround in the negative trend of food prices, with most crop prices on the global markets doubling in nominal terms and making newspaper headlines.
The first part outlines the emerging trends in microinsurance, while the second looks at the insights that the Facility has gained over the past 4 years. The Annexes provide details on the Facility's partners, including grantees, and on the knowledge dissemination and professional development activities implemented during the year.
This study provides an in-depth review of microinsurance by analysing a range of case studies and examining the benefits and limitations of microinsurance. It provides clear evidence of the value and potential of microinsurance in transferring risk and protecting low-income households and businesses against disaster losses. Microinsurance can provide access to post-disaster finance, protecting assets and livelihoods as well as providing funds for reconstruction. Because insured households are more creditworthy, insurance can also promote investments in productive assets.
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