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Being online is important as it provides a reliable and free venue to communicate with others but majority still has trust and security issues.
A seminar with the theme, “Microinsurance: Strengthening the Universal Health Care System” was held at the Insurance Commission (IC) on 08 November 2016.
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, 20 January – After a successful implementation of the Regulatory Framework Promotion of Pro-poor Insurance Markets in Asia Program (RFPI Asia), the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) approved the funding and implementation of a second phase of this regional program.
GIZ RFPI will present jointly with the Insurance Commission of the Philippines, Microinsurance Division a 'Case Study on Philippines’ approach to developing an inclusive insurance market’
RFPI Asia at the 11th International Microinsurance Conference in Casablanca, Morocco. 3-5 November 2015
The Foromic, Latin America’s largest Microfinance Conference has been organized by the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), member of the IDB Group, since 1998 and held a total of 16 forums.
RFPI Asia launched the consultation process for the Development of a "Diagnostic Toolkit for Insurance against Natural Catastrophes for MSMEs in the agricultural and mining sector". Manila October 21, 2015
RFPI Asia at the 11th Asia Conference on Pensions & Retirement Planning
Shanghai, China. September 9-10, 2015
RFPI Asia at the OECD Global Seminar on Disaster Risk Financing
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. September 17-18, 2015
For most micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), lack of efficient and sustainable access to finance is most often ranked as the key issue preventing them from effectively participating in economic activities and global value chains.
The Department of Finance–National Credit Council (DOF-NCC), Insurance Commission (IC) and Department of Health (DOH) recently completed the 5th and final regional consultation on the proposed Health Microinsurance (HMI) Policy and Regulatory Framework in Metro Manila.
Mexico is no stranger to effects of climate change. The country with a population close to 124 million and Mexico City, the largest city in the world, has its share of hurricanes and earthquakes. The 1985’s Hurricane Gilbert devastated coasts, properties and infrastructures. Thousands of people were left homeless.
Warming climate in Asia and the presence of geological risks make this region vulnerable to natural catastrophes (NatCat) and its more than 4 billion inhabitants exposed to various perils.
The Response to the Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)
According to the official Philippine Poverty Situation (2006) around 28 million Filipinos live below the poverty threshold.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) through its regional flagship program on microinsurance, Regulatory Framework Promotion of Pro-poor Insurance Markets in Asia (RFPI Asia), supports Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (OJK) – the Financial Services Authority of Indonesia, General Insurance Association of Indonesia (AAUI), Life Insurance Association of Indonesia (AAJI), and the Association of Islamic Insurance Indonesia (AASI) in the launch of microtakaful product prototype during the Microinsurance Market Indonesia (Pasar Asuransi Micro Indonesia) held at Indonesia’s third largest city of Bogor, West Java
Asia, the largest continent on earth which covers 8.8% of the Earth’s land area, has the largest coastline at almost 4 million square miles, is also the most vulnerable landscape to natural calamities.
ASEAN financial leaders in Jakarta today will put into rounds of dialogue the concerns and challenges for "ONE ASEAN in 2015" with borderless financial integration towards inclusive growth.
The Landscape of Microinsurance in Asia and Oceania 2013 study report bares the state of microinsurance in this region as "outstanding".
GIZ-RFPI Asia highlighted its program, best learned practices and approach to support partner regulators in the recently concluded ADB-led fora, The OIC FPO Forum and The Microinsurance Stakeholders’ Forum last April 29 & 30 at the Windsor Suites Hotel, Thailand.
Committed to help significant portions of Indonesian population who live in poverty, the government, local and international stakeholders, and industry partners will gather to the 1st Microtakaful Conference at Hotel Borobudur Jakarta on April 24, 2014.
Backing the Mindanao 2020 vision on equitable access to health services for the vulnerable groups in the region, the Department of Health (DOH), Department of Finance–National Credit Council (DOF-NCC), and Insurance Commission (IC) recently held the second public consultation on Health Microinsurance (HMI) Draft Policy and Regulatory Framework in Davao.
Microinsurance guarantees to protect low income Filipinos from unforeseen perils. However, claim disputes may happen. If and when they do, the poor need not struggle with exorbitant court fees they may not afford.
The devastation that typhoon Haiyan wrought in the central region of the Philippines in early November is beyond belief. Microinsurance champions are hard at work amidst the tragedy.
2014 Microtakaful Conference Indonesia
The conference is jointly organized by the Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (OJK) – the Financial Services Authority of Indonesia, Asosiasi Asuransi Syariah Indonesia (AASI) – the Indonesia Sharia Insurance Association, and the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) through its program Regulatory Framework Promotion of Pro-poor Insurance Markets in Asia (RFPI Asia).
OJK, AASI and GIZ hold 2014 Microtakaful Confab Indonesia
RFPI Asia, AASI and OJK Indonesia invite various stakeholders to the 1st Microtakaful Conference at Hotel Borobudur Jakarta on April 24, 2014 at 8:00-4:00 pm. The conference will present the result of microtakaful market study in Indonesia.