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A systematic review of the impact of microinsurance

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  December 16, 2013




  A study on the impact of microinsurance

A review of 38 studies on the impact of microinsurance finds access and use of microinsurance associated with lower out-of-pocket spending, lower reliance on burdensome coping strategies, higher investments in agriculture, increase use of health care services and better health outcomes. While evidence is mixed across studies, the review shows that microinsurance achieves “markedly positive results under specific provisions.”

To learn more about the impact of microinsurance, click on the infographic below that details the number of studies for each impact and highlights results from individual studies. Also, see Research Paper 35: Literature review of the impact of microinsurance.