Microinsurance: The Choice among Delivery and Regulatory Mechanisms
AbstractWe analyse the choice of the appropriate delivery mechanism(s) relevant to various types of microinsurance products in a developmental context like that prevailing in Bangladesh. By examining various delivery mechanisms under different institutional contexts, we analyse the conditions under which they operate best. Then we develop a few criteria that are likely to offer cost efficiency as well as customer acceptance, and judge between different schemes in light of these criteria, and dwell on the interface between the choice of the delivery model and the regulatory stance. Finally, we put forward a set of regulatory and supervisory directives that respect both product and process innovations and uphold the goals of cost efficiency, financial viability and client inclusivity.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 50286.
Date of creation: 2011
Date of revision: Jul 2013
Microinsurance; delivery and distribution modality; regulation and supervision;
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- G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
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- G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation
- I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General
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