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Our Funders and Partners

As a catalyst for action, the Facility works with a diverse range of strategic partners. Working with donors and partners is part of the Facility’s strategy to complement its own expertise, capacity and reach. 

Funders and sponsored projects

Global Index Insurance Facility
World Bank Group

The strategic partnership between the Facility and the World Bank Group’s Global Index Insurance Facility (GIIF) aims to enhance knowledge of and build capacity for index insurance by drawing out key lessons from the experiences of the GIIF partners, with the support of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the European Union. Click here to learn more about the partnership.

Agence Française de Développement

This partnership intends to strengthen the resilience to risk of the low-income population in sub-Saharan Africa. With the aim of providing better access to valuable insurance products by stimulating innovation, the project will implement action research interventions to improve scale. It will provide capacity building to partners and the broader industry as well as disseminating new lessons to governments and other relevant stakeholders, in order to influence public policy. Click here to learn more about the partnership.
USAID
BASIS/I4 Index Insurance Innovation Initiative

With the support of USAID, and in coordination with the BASIS Index Insurance Innovation Initiative (I4) at the University of California Davis (BASIS), the Facility created the Global Action Network, which is a community of experts and practitioners on agriculture insurance. The project aims to expand innovations in agriculture insurance and ensure proficient implementation on the ground through enhanced co-ordination. We intend to help accelerate the availability and adoption of agriculture insurance (Index insurance) as part of a broader risk management strategy. Click here to learn more about the partnership.

Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSDA)

With the support of UK Aid, the Facility and Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSDA) are launching a new partnership to support insurers to provide valuable and scalable insurance solutions to low-income households and SMEs in sub-Saharan Africa. The goal is to work with insurers and distributors to implement organizational change management and product innovation. Click here to learn more about the partnership.

African Reinsurance Corporation

This partnership aims to support and enhance the development of microinsurance markets in African countries through market facilitation, sharing of good practices and building capacity of practitioners and training institutes. Click here to learn more about the partnership.

Past funders        
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gave the ILO an opportunity to pursue its vision in the field of microinsurance. Since its inception in 2008, the Facility has demonstrated commitment in providing viable insurance to the working poor, thereby helping them manage risks better. The Foundation has supported much of the Facility’s work, including its innovation grants, and capacitybuilding and knowledge management initiatives. 
Z Zurich Foundation Z Zurich Foundation contributed funding for the Facility’s fifth round of innovation grants. This helped innovations in technology and processes in areas that are central to the industry to build scale in an efficient way.
Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
The Facility received a grant from the Australian Government to develop five training modules. 
Munich Re Foundation The Facility received support for the publication of Protecting the Poor: A Microinsurance Compendium (volume 1 published in 2006; volume 2 published in 2012) from Munich Re Foundation.
 UNCDF United Nations Capital Development Fund / United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) UNCDF supported our market development efforts in Ethiopia, Zambia, Senegal and more broadly in Africa.

Strategic Partners

Global/regional facilitators

Market development enablers

Digital solutions

Health financing

Agriculture

Capacity-building partners