What others say about our activities
What people are saying about our activities
"The workshop promoted a dialogue between different stakeholders and helped develop a strategic plan that includes activities, responsibilities and a timeline necessary to overcome obstacles and seize opportunities in order to achieve an increasingly inclusive insurance market.
Alejandra Diaz, Director, Fasecolda
"We’re used to thinking of insurance as a safety net, but it’s also a springboard. If you know you are covered, you’ll be more likely to invest in the future. A daughter can go to school rather than work, the farmer can plant crops that can triple his income. Your whole capacity to take risks changes which helps to scale up companies worldwide that provide insurance to the underserved.
Andrew Kuper, President and Founder, LeapFrog Investments
"The partnership with the Facility will enable GIIF’s grantees and partners from the private sector to share their knowledge and develop best practices within index insurance. We are confident of identifying innovative index insurance solutions that are practical, effective and financially viable for smallholder farmers, businesses and individuals, and that will make a lasting impact.
Gilles Galludec, Former Program Manager, GIIF
"Sharing more widely what we already know and testing emerging models more broadly will bring financial inclusion. Resources are needed, but it is not fundamentally a question of more money. Drawing on lessons from pilot programs and innovative partnerships, we must now seek replication, scale and sustainability in order to provide quality financial services to as many people as possible around the world.
HRH Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, UN Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development,
"The Facility has been a catalyst for the demand for microinsurance in Latin America. It has also contributed to the ‘discovery’ of entities with very low profiles that were developing innovative products. Thanks to the efforts of the Facility, the donors entering this market are finding a paved way. We just have to go forward, joining forces to become allies and learning from the experiences.
María Victoria Sáenz, Senior Project Specialist, Multilateral Investment Fund (IADB)
"I’ve been putting to use what I have been learning from the course in my everyday work. Working on the Action Planner helps me identify and decide on market research objectives then developing and implementing the necessary tools to achieve them.
Olasumbo Odulaja, Engagement Manager MicroEnsure, Nigeria
"We greatly appreciate the valuable work of the ILO, which is leading efforts to encourage microinsurance innovation and disseminate the results. Its support to develop inclusive insurance markets is a natural complement to the IAIS’ engagement with supervisors to create a conducive regulatory environment.
Yoshi Kawai, Secretary-General, International Association of Insurance Supervisors