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Micro insurance academy : improving health insurance coverage in India (English)

In India, healthcare financing largely relies on direct out-of-pocket spending, which causes immense health-related financial burdens for the poor. ... See More +

Working Paper 115131 APR 01, 2017

Disclosed

Result stories : Sri Lanka (English)

In the island nation of Sri Lanka, approximately 38 per cent of the total labor force is engaged in agriculture. While rice remains the main crop and farming rice remains the most important economic activity for the majority of the people living in rural areas, cash crops like tea, bananas, rubber and coconut have grown in importance and contribute greatly to building the financial ability of the rural population. ... See More +

Brief 113753 JAN 01, 2017

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Center for agriculture and rural development insurance (CARD) Inc : Philippines (English)

This brief talks about the development and deployment of insurance products to address typhoon-related risks faced by both lenders and farmers in Philippines.The Philippines ranks as the third most disaster prone country in the world, experiencing an average of 20 typhoons a year with Haiyan (local name Yolanda) being the most powerful of recent typhoons. ... See More +

Brief 113741 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Microinsurance catastrophe risk organisation (MICRO) : Haiti (English)

This brief talks about the natural catastrophe and weather index insurance in Haiti. Haiti is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world with earthquakes, hurricanes and flashfloods. ... See More +

Brief 113744 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Nicaragua - Micro, Small And Medium Enterprise Development Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14904 MAY 31, 2016

Disclosed

India - Scaling Up Sustainable and Responsible Microfinance Project (English)

Ratings for the Scaling Up Sustainable and Responsible Microfinance Project for India were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was satisfactory, and Borrower performance was satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Status and Results Report ICR3711 MAR 23, 2016

Disclosed

Responsible bundling of microfinance services : a mixed method evaluation of the impact of timing, pressure, and information (English)

Financial institutions serving the poor can offer a range of savings, insurance, and even nonfinancial products in addition to their core credit products. ... See More +

Working Paper 107509 MAR 01, 2016

Zimmerman,Emily; Bauchet,Jonathan Joseph Emile; Magnoni,Barbara; Larsen,Vance Disclosed

The legal and regulatory framework for microfinance in Iraq (English)

A well-functioning and inclusive financial sector is critical for efficient resource allocation leading to increased productivity, greater investment, higher overall levels of economic growth, and lower inequality. ... See More +

Working Paper 102555 JUL 01, 2015

Abdel Aziz,Teymour; Abbassi,Alaa Jalal; Chehade,Nadine Gabriel; Lauer, Kate Disclosed

Latin America - Central America and Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Project (English)

The objective of the Central America and Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Project for Latin America is to improve affordability of high quality sovereign catastrophe risk transfer associated with earthquakes and climate-related events for CCRIF Participating Countries. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD976 JUN 30, 2015

Disclosed

Nicaragua - Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Project (English)

Ratings for the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Project for Nicaragua were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was low, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3321 MAY 27, 2015

Disclosed

Serbia - Deposit Insurance Strengthening Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 96845 MAY 18, 2015

Disclosed

The India microfinance story : putting the focus on borrowers (English)

IFC has worked on client-protection issues since the first microfinance investment in the early 2000s. These activities took on a more defined shape when seeds of the responsible finance program were sown with the microfinance credit reporting initiative in 2009, which aimed at reducing the significant information asymmetry between microfinance borrowers and lenders by supporting increased links between microfinance institutions and credit bureaus. ... See More +

Brief 99048 APR 01, 2015

Nair,Girish Bhaskaran; Abdul Bijur,Farzana; Bhattacharjee,Poorna; Varma,Sakshi Disclosed

The need for speed : helping the microfinance industry stay afloat in times of crises (English)

Microfinance has been a lifeline for many low-income people at the base of the pyramid, helping them break the cycle of poverty and improve their lives. ... See More +

Brief 99061 MAR 01, 2015

Hrkac,Vladimir Disclosed

Breaking free of the branch : designing alternative delivery channel projects for microfinance banks in Africa (English)

Nearly 80 percent of adults in Sub-Saharan Africa do not have an account with a formal financial institution. Despite recent well-publicized successes in increasing financial inclusion in a small number of African markets, such as Kenya, hundreds of millions of African adults still lack access to affordable financial services. ... See More +

Brief 99074 MAR 01, 2015

Gutin,John William Disclosed

Result stories : Senegal (English)

The small-holder farmers in the Kaolack area mainly grow maize, groundnuts and millet. Most farmers start off each season buy borrowing money from a microfinance institution to buy seeds and inputs, a process which they often coordinate through co-operatives. ... See More +

Brief 113751 JAN 01, 2015

Disclosed

Piloting macroinsurance for microenterprises in post-revolution Egypt (English)

This note discusses the results of a pilot of an innovative insurance product, which aims to protect small firms from macroeconomic and political risk that might inhibit them from investing. ... See More +

Brief 91228 OCT 01, 2014

Groh,Matthew Robert; Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed

Sortie de la crise du secteur de la microfinance au Maroc : des interventions opportunes et efficaces (French)

In the fall of 2008, the Moroccan microfinance sector underwent what in economics is referred to as a Minsky moment, the sudden realization that the market has overshot and that the good times are coming to an end. ... See More +

Working Paper 111935 OCT 01, 2014

Arabic, English Disclosed

Sortie de la crise du secteur de la microfinance au Maroc : des interventions opportunes et efficaces : ردود فعل فعالة وفي الوقت المناسب : نهاية أزمة التمويل الأصغر في المملكة المغربية (Arabic)

In the fall of 2008, the Moroccan microfinance sector underwent what in economics is referred to as a Minsky moment, the sudden realization that the market has overshot and that the good times are coming to an end. ... See More +

Working Paper 111935 OCT 01, 2014

French, English Disclosed

Dynamics of demand for rainfall index insurance : evidence from a commercial product in India (English)

This paper analyzes the dynamic nature of rainfall insurance purchasing decisions, specifically looking at whether and why receiving an insurance payout induces a greater chance of purchasing insurance again the next year. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7035 SEP 01, 2014

Stein, Daniel Disclosed

Korea, Republic of - Detailed assessment of observance - insurance core principles (English)

This report is an assessment of Korea's compliance with International Association of Insurance Supervisors' Insurance Core Principles (ICPs), as adopted in October 2011. ... See More +

Working Paper 89501 MAY 01, 2014

Disclosed

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Micro insurance academy : improving health insurance coverage in India (English)
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APR 01, 2017 115131 Working Paper
Result stories : Sri Lanka (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113753 Brief
Center for agriculture and rural development insurance (CARD) Inc : Philippines (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113741 Brief
Microinsurance catastrophe risk organisation (MICRO) : Haiti (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113744 Brief
Nicaragua - Micro, Small And Medium Enterprise Development Project (English)
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MAY 31, 2016 ICRR14904 Implementation Completion Report Review
India - Scaling Up Sustainable and Responsible Microfinance Project (English)
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MAR 23, 2016 ICR3711 Implementation Status and Results Report
Responsible bundling of microfinance services : a mixed method evaluation of the impact of timing, pressure, and information (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 107509 Working Paper
The legal and regulatory framework for microfinance in Iraq (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 102555 Working Paper
Latin America - Central America and Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Project (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 PAD976 Project Appraisal Document
Nicaragua - Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Project (English)
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MAY 27, 2015 ICR3321 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Serbia - Deposit Insurance Strengthening Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAY 18, 2015 96845 Procurement Plan
The India microfinance story : putting the focus on borrowers (English)
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APR 01, 2015 99048 Brief
The need for speed : helping the microfinance industry stay afloat in times of crises (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 99061 Brief
Breaking free of the branch : designing alternative delivery channel projects for microfinance banks in Africa (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 99074 Brief
Result stories : Senegal (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 113751 Brief
Piloting macroinsurance for microenterprises in post-revolution Egypt (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91228 Brief
Sortie de la crise du secteur de la microfinance au Maroc : des interventions opportunes et efficaces (French)
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OCT 01, 2014 111935 Working Paper Arabic, English
Sortie de la crise du secteur de la microfinance au Maroc : des interventions opportunes et efficaces : ردود فعل فعالة وفي الوقت المناسب : نهاية أزمة التمويل الأصغر في المملكة المغربية (Arabic)
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OCT 01, 2014 111935 Working Paper French, English
Dynamics of demand for rainfall index insurance : evidence from a commercial product in India (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7035 Policy Research Working Paper
Korea, Republic of - Detailed assessment of observance - insurance core principles (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 89501 Working Paper