Index Insurance Forum

  • French-speaking Index Insurance Workshop in Senegal

    In December 2017, participants from various African Francophone nations attended a regional workshop held in Saly to learn about index insurance fundamentals and risk transfer process. Read more

  • New Video!

    GIIF and IFC produced a video capturing index insurance in Bangadesh hat protect smallholder farmers and agribusinesses from climate risks. Watch Now.

  • Available now! Presentations from the Global Index Insurnace Conference 2017

    Innovation. Data. Subsidy - examples of topics discussed at the Global Index Insurance Conference 2017 in Dakar on December 4-5, 2017. View the presentations.

  • New Online Resource Provides Comprehensive Information on Climate Risk Insurance

    The Climate Insurance database shares the experiences of numerous international organizations in the field of risk transfer and insurance solutions in the context of climate risk management. Visit the database.

  • Illustrated Comic Book for Earthquake Index Insurance

    A 24-page illustrated comic book on Earthquake Index Insurance in Bahasa Indonesia helps the audience understand the product and its utility. View the comic here

  • "Index insurance is having a development impact where it’s needed most."

    Ceyla Pazarbasioglu, Senior Director in WBG's Finance & Markets Global Practice, penned a blog on index insurance and its development impact.

Past Events

About Us

Created in 2009, the Global Index Insurance Facility (GIIF) works to support the development and growth of local markets for indexed/catastrophic insurance in developing countries, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia Pacific. GIIF’s objectives are to provide acceess to finance to smallholder farmers and to expand the use of index insurance as a risk management tool in agriculture production, food security, and disaster risk reduction, because it helps farmers and households reduce their risks and protect their assets and livelihoods.

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Countries with GIIF projects including policy/regulatory work: 31 in total (Sub Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia Pacific)

Clients: 1.7 million farmers, pastoralists and microentrepreneurs (cumulative)

Total Insurance Portfolio$178 million (cumulative)

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For archived copies of the Global Index Insurance quarterly newsletter, please click here.

Global Team
  • Fatou Assah | GIIF Program Manager |
  • Selin Konrat | Operations Officer | 
Regional Specialists
  • Shadreck Mapfumo | Senior Financial Sector Specialist | Africa |
  • Vijayasekar Kalavakonda | Senior Financial Sector Specialist | Asia |
Media Contacts
  • Fernanda Zavaleta| Communications Officer | 


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GIIF is funded by the European Union, the Governments of Japan, the Netherlands, and Germany.


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View GIIF 101 digital brochure.The document contains an overview of Global Index Insurance Facility, basic information about index insurance, active projects in Africa and Asia Pacific, and contact information. 




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Risk Modeling for Appraising Named Peril Index Insurance Products: A Guide for Practitioners, a  groundbreaking publication on modeling index insurance products, is a practical guide for the insurance practitioners to design and develop better index insurance in order to ultimately provide protection to more low-income customers, including smallholder farmers in developing countries.

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