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Insurance for small businesses

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  Insurance for small businesses


Alice Merry, International Labour Organization

Date of Publication:

  April 2016


Small businesses are vital to economic development. However, they are exposed to a wide range of risks, ranging from theft of assets to illness of a key worker or a natural disaster. Furthermore, they struggle more than larger businesses to cope with these risks. Insurance represents an important tool to help them better manage such risks.

This Briefing Note is excerpted from our paper on the same subject, click here to read it.

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