Microinsurance Network
Organisation general information
Organisation name: 
Microinsurance Network
Founding year: 
Total number of staff: 
Percentage of microfinance activities: 
Between 20 and 50%
Type of organisation: 
Non profit
Organisation's contact person
Contact person: 
Katharine Pulvermacher
39, rue Glesener
+352 26 29 78 25
Organisation summary

The Microinsurance Network’s mission is to promote the development and delivery of effective risk management tools, including insurance services, for unserved people.

To achieve this mission we:

  • Encourage shared learnings
  • Facilitate knowledge generation and dissemination
  • Provide a global multi-stakeholder platform

The network's work is anchored on four strategic outcomes, considered key for the sector to reach its full potential:

  • Increased supply of providers and products
    A diverse and growing number of providers offer a broader range of insurance services to an increasing number of low-income people.
  • Appropriate regulation and supervision for the microinsurance providers
    Regulators and supervisors at the international and national levels stimulate the provision of insurance services and protect clients.
  • Leveraging the recognition within global platforms that microinsurance is a key risk mitigation tool for the poor and unserved
    Governments, multilaterals and other global platforms incorporate microinsurance into strategies.
  • A performing and sustainable network
    A thriving and growing network that provides high member value and is financially sustainable.
Countries of intervention: 
Programmes open to all regions.
Areas of intervention: 
    Main competences: 

    MFIs remain a key distribution channel for microinsurance and we are proud many MFIs are members of our network, including, for example, Pakistan Microfinance Network. The MiN’s objective is to promote the provision of responsible and inclusive insurance products and services. Ensuring that MFIs offer credit-life products or maintain other forms of insurance to manage their own exposure is one aspect of our work.

    Another significant aspect is helping MFIs to develop products that provide better value to their clients, e.g. forms of income protection in addition to protecting the outstanding loan amount, better risk management practices, access to health insurance and helping to develop the capacity to help MFI clients manage risk holistically, particularly MSME clients.

    We seek to achieve these objectives by providing a platform for knowledge exchange that is partly virtual, but increasingly practical through on-the-ground workshops and participation in conferences and, looking to the future, through targeted strategic communications to raise awareness of the need for inclusive insurance solutions that match the needs of low-income customers. This is closely allied with the broader development agenda that is expressed so articulately through the sustainable development goals for 2030.

    We also produce research on the inclusive insurance market, notably the landscape of microinsurance, which measures market trends in terms of the evolution of service provision (no. of policies, etc.) and the state of microinsurance, which seeks to validate the impact of insurance on achieving specific development goals.

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