In the last decade, micro-insurance (MI), has become an effective tool in poverty alleviation by giving poor people access to adequate risk-management tools. These articles give a good introduction to the field.

• Micro-insurance in Kenya
• Article from Wharton
• Role of mobile-technology in MI

Jon Holmberg is looking into micro-insurance coupled with telecoms technology to see if such a model could be developed alongside micro-finance offerings. He is looking for anyone with experience in MI and would like to get in touch. If that’s you please email him »

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