Kick-off workshops for country mission in Colombia, October 17-18, 2013, Bogotá
As part of the joint IADB/a2ii project „Implementation of Regulatory and Supervisory Standards in Microinsurance Markets in Latin America“, the Superintendencia Financiera de Colombia (SFC) hosted 2 workshops in Bogotá, on October 17 - 18, 2013.
The first workshop counted with the presence of staff from different SFC areas and the second one with the participation of 82 representatives from government institutions, insurance companies, association of microfinance institutions, distributors among other relevant stakeholders of the Colombian insurance market. At the workshops, the A2ii representatives introduced the A2ii´s mission, its partners and strategy, as well as its work supporting the development of microinsurance policies and regulation around the world. They also explained the objectives of the IADB/A2ii project as well as the country diagnostic methodology –Toolkit 1, to be applied during the first component of the project. The A2ii consultant team also attended the workshops and presented the objectives of the country diagnostic in Colombia and explained some examples of microinsurance regulation developed in other LAC countries and its impact on the development of those markets.
Following the workshops, the international consultant team conducting the microinsurance country diagnostic in Colombia started its country mission undertaking a series of interviews with different stakeholders active in the Colombian insurance market.