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Mainstreaming gender and targeting women in inclusive insurance : perspectives and emerging lessons - a compendium of technical notes and case studies (English)

Mainstreaming gender and targeting women in inclusive insurance: perspectives and emerging lessons - a compendium of technical notes and case studies was prepared for the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) by the IFC Gender Secretariat, Finance and Markets, and the Financial Institutions Group, GIZ’s Sector Initiatives Social Protection and Global Initiative for Access to Insurance on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Women’s World Banking, in collaboration with the Access to Insurance Initiative and the Self-Employed Women’s Association. The compendium addresses the GPFI’s cross cutting focus on women’s economic empowerment through financial inclusion. It also highlights opportunities for the way forward, towards a gender-sensitive approach in inclusive insurance, driven by public and private stakeholders. Women’s enhanced access to inclusive insurance as a risk protection mechanism matters for policymakers. This publication highlights various government stakeholder interests and perspectives on furthering this agenda, from that of insurance regulators and supervisors, social protection policy makers and development cooperation agencies. Among others, it highlights the critical role of these stakeholders in enhancing gender-differentiated data collection and financial literacy on insurance for women. This compendium identifies the potential entry points for gender-sensitive insurance approaches and proposes ways for implementing those more effectively. It is hoped that all stakeholders draw on these recommendations to further promote women’s access to inclusive insurance towards the wider goals of financial inclusion and sustainable development.


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Mainstreaming gender and targeting women in inclusive insurance : perspectives and emerging lessons - a compendium of technical notes and case studies (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.