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Annual Report


The 2019 Annual Report highlights our achievements last year in our three streams of work – financial inclusion, impact insurance and sustainable investing.

Annual Report 2018

In 2018, we further intensified our engagement with policy-makers and financial institutions - banks and financial cooperatives, insurance companies and investment funds - to contribute to decent work and promote sustainable and equitable economic growth. 

Annual Report 2017

In 2017 we intensified our engagement with policy-makers and financial institutions - banks and credit unions, insurance companies and investment funds - to contribute to decent work through sustainable and equitable economic growth. 

Annual Report 2016

In 2016, we started eleven innovation projects in sub-Saharan Africa – projects that are pushing the frontier by testing new ways for insurance to live up to its development potential. These projects are supported by a batch of Impact Insurance Fellows who are responsible for assisting their host companies in project implementation and documenting the emerging lessons and experiences. In 2016, we also stepped up our sustainable capacity building activities. Through these efforts, we reached more than 250,000 beneficiaries, shared cutting-edge solutions with 56,000 stakeholders and encouraged business practice improvements in 43 organizations.

Annual Report 2015

In 2015 we put in practice our new impact insurance strategy. We undertook activities to develop inclusive insurance across 14 countries in Latin America, Asia and Africa. Reputable insurance institutes in emerging markets joined us to build capacity of the insurance industry through the joint delivery of a dozen of training sessions last year. We established new partnerships to spur innovation in Africa. Building on our technical leadership with consumer-centric solutions, we focused on catalysing public-private partnerships to bring comprehensive coverage to the masses. Our thriving communities of practice, high-quality publications and interactive knowledge events solidified our position as the largest resource centre on inclusive insurance.

Annual Report 2014

In 2014, we rebranded our activities to adopt a broader approach to enable insurance to fulfil its potential to achieve social and economic development objectives. How are we achieving this? Through three main initiatives: a) facilitating market development in select countries, b) supporting and learning from innovative insurance approaches, and c) by building the capacity of insurers and other stakeholders to be more impactful. As you will see, our Annual Report 2014 shows that we are putting into practice the knowledge we've accumulated over the past six years.

Annual Report 2013

Microinsurance is coming of age. The million dollar question microinsurers, regulators, and governments continue to grapple with is: Can microinsurance be viable and provide client value? The evidence presented in the report indicates: Yes it can.

The Annual Report 2013 features the results of the ILO's Microinsurance Innovation Facility during the past 6 years. It also outlines the Facility’s new 5-year (2014-2018) Quality at Scale programme that aims to reduce the vulnerability of an additional 100 million low-income persons

Annual Report, 2012

This 2012 Annual Report is organized into three parts:
Part 1 summarizes the major outputs of the ILO's Microinsurance Innovation Facility in 2012 and introduces our initial thoughts on the Facility's plans after 2013; Part 2 describes microinsurance development and the experiences of our partners in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, India and Latin America and the Caribbean; and Part 3 presents lessons that were generated by our partners in 2012. The Annexes list our innovation grantees and strategic partners (Annex I), knowledge products (Annex II) and capacity-building activities (Annex III).

Annual Report 2011

In its structure and content, the 2011 Annual Report responds to the feedback the Facility received through a satisfaction survey conducted in August 2011. The first part outlines the emerging trends in microinsurance, while the second looks at the insights that the Facility has gained about microinsurance over the past 4 years. The Annexes provide details on the Facility's partners, including grantees, and on the knowledge dissemination and professional development activities implemented during the year.
Annual Report 2010

The Facility has just released its 2010 annual report that focuses on the transition from grant making to knowledge management. The report explains the tools the Facility will use to extract information and consolidate knowledge and presents the different partners we collaborate with to document and share valuable practices.
Annual Report 2009

The ILO's Microinsurance Innovation Facility has released its 2009 annual report. This publication presents the new grantees, details the Consulting and capacity building program objectives and present the Research activities outputs.
Annual Report 2008

The ILO's Microinsurance Innovation Facility has released its first annual report that presents the Facility's major activities in 2008. You will find a description of our grantees, and get a clear grasp of our capacity building and knowledge exchange activities.