Regional workshop for supervisors in Lima, Peru
On April 11-12, 2013, the Initiative and the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) group, held a regional workshop for supervisors from Latin America and the Caribbean to discuss common challenges in developing microinsurance regulations.
A final report will follow soon.
Access to Insurance - An important strategy for reducing vulnerability
The inability to manage vulnerability can perpetuate poverty. Access to insurance services can play an important role in mitigating welfare losses. Regulation and supervision can facilitate insurance markets to become more accessible and inclusive for low-income households.
The Access to Insurance Initiative is a global partnership with the mission to inspire and support supervisors to promote inclusive and responsible insurance, thereby reducing vulnerability. The Initiative is the implementation partner of the Global Standard Setting Body for insurance, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) on access to insurance.
Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of policymakers, regulators, and supervisors seeking to advance inclusive insurance markets, particularly for low-income clients, by promoting sound, effective and proportionate regulation and supervision of insurance markets based on the IAIS standards.
The Initiative is a unique partnership between international development agencies/ donors and the IAIS. Our partnership triggers the reforms in regulation and supervision required for the development of inclusive insurance markets.
Policy Seminar on Microinsurance Regulation for Supervisory Authorities
29-30 May 2013, Cairo, Egpyt
On May 29-30, 2013, the African Insurance Organization (AIO), the Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii), the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Microinsurance Innovation Facility and the GIZ/ BMZ Programme “Promoting Financial Sector Dialogue in Africa: Making Finance Work for Africa (GIZ/MFW4A)” will host the 4th Policy Seminar on Microinsurance Regulation for Insurance Supervisory Authorities in Cairo, Egypt. more
Announcement: A2ii / IAIS self-assessment
The International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) and the Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii) have launched the Self-Assessment and Peer Review (SAPR) on Regulation and Supervision supporting Inclusive Insurance Markets. This SAPR (based on IAIS Application Paper on Regulation and Supervision supporting Inclusive Insurance Markets) assesses the supportiveness of supervisors to the cause of enhancing inclusive insurance markets. more
IAIS Application Paper on Regulation and Supervision Supporting Inclusive Insurance Markets
The purpose of IAIS Application Paper is to provide application guidance supporting inclusive insurance markets. Where enhancing inclusive insurance markets is a policy objective, this document provides application guidance for implementation of the IAIS Insurance Core Principles in a manner that is consistent with that objective, while protecting policyholders, and contributing to local and global financial stability.
Inside the Initiative
Enhancing regulatory and supervisory capacity, growing financial inclusion and advancing insurance markets
This publication introduces the Initiative and presents our goal, aspirations
and activities to our partners and all interested parties.
The “Inside” also provides details on the Initiative’s four key activity areas:
1. Building knowledge and learning
2. Undertaking country projects
3. Contributing to IAIS standard-setting
4. Advocacy and engagement in international platforms