Microinsurance Product Development for Microfinance Providers
This document is intended to aid delivery channels, microfinance providers in particular, in working with insurance companies to develop successful microinsurance products for the low-income market.
A systematic new-product development process is crucial to the success of microinsurance products for many reasons, including: Saving money – by maximizing the potential for product success; Saving management and staff time – by ensuring, within reason, that the product has market demand, and by working out staff and systems issues early in the process, when it is easier and cheaper to make changes; Generating goodwill in one’s market – by offering products that will not have to be withdrawn or substantially altered once they are offered throughout the market. The process outlined in this manual will help microinsurance developers create successful microinsurance products. ‘Success’ means meeting the needs of the three major parties in the microinsurance relationship: low-income policyholders, the insurer and delivery channels.
Matching grants - Technical Note
Tanzania: Country Technical Note on Indigenous Peoples Issues
Kenya: Country Technical Note on Indigenous Peoples Issues
Democratic Republic of the Congo: Country Technical Note on Indigenous Peoples Issues
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Poor rural people in developing countries are vulnerable to a range of risks and constraints that impede their socio-economic development. Weather risk, in particular, is pervasive in agriculture.
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• cómo construir una minincubadora con arena
• cómo obtener y seleccionar los huevos fértiles
• cómo colocar los huevos en la incubadora
• el mantenimiento cotidiano de la incubadora, y
• el manejo de los polluelos al eclosionar.
Instrumentos de decisión del FIDA en la financiación rural
El potencial para la ampliación y sostenibilidad de los seguros basados en índices climáticos para la agricultura y subsistencia rural
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Guidance Notes for institutional analysis in rural development programmes: an overview
Guidance notes for institutional analysis in rural development programmes provides a synthesis of the training materials developed as part of the Institutional Analysis (IA) methodology. They propose that we rethink how we conceptualize and promote institutional change, particularly for pro-poor service delivery.
They provide a framework and the analytical tools for designing programmes and projects that feature implementation modalities based on some of the core principles of good governance, focusing on “pro-poor governance” and systemic sustainability at the micro and meso levels.
Institutional and organizational analysis for pro-poor change: meeting IFAD's millennium challenge - A sourcebook
As part of its obligations undertaken to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, IFAD committed itself to enabling the rural poor to help themselves out of poverty by increasing theirorganizational capacity to influence institutions of relevance to rural poverty reduction (policies, laws and regulations).
As a result, IFAD has embarked upon a process to strengthen its own organizational competencies in institutional analysis and dialogue.
This sourcebook is an attempt to complement and further this process. It has been written keeping in mind the needs of country programme managers, as well as consultants working with IFAD.