Displaying all posts under the topic of Subsidy
Poor households in developing countries face large and varied risks. Many agriculture-dependent households, for example, are at risk of drought- or flood-induced crop failures or livestock deaths. The death of a family member often implies having to fund expensive burial ceremonies, and if the deceased was the household’s primary earner, replacing her/his stream of income is an even bigger problem.
September 14, 2012
A few weeks ago M-CRIL, an Indian microfinance ratings firm, published a white paper on India's evolving microfinance regulations. The overall message is that while the proposed regulatory framework is improving, it still needs work. One particular point caught my eye:
February 5, 2010
Z Zurich Foundation (the corporate responsibility arm of Zurich Financial Services Group) just announced a CHF 3 million (USD 2.8 million) grant to the International Labour Organization’s Microinsurance Innovation Facility. The grant aims “to facilitate the development of innovative approaches to provide better insurance coverage to more low-...