WomensInsurance (IFC-601416)

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Sep 27, 2016
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Advisory Services
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 652.12 million
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Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Dec 25, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Aug 10, 2017

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Project Description
According to IFC's website, this project builds on IFC's successful launch of the SheforShield: Insure Women to Better Protect All report in September 2015. The report highlights that the women's market will represent a $1.7T opportunity for the insurance industry by 2030, 50% coming from ten emerging countries alone. It recommends insurers to identify and target women based on their fast changing socioeconomic-and income status. The objective of this project is to support insurance companies in developing their Women's Market approach and creating solutions to help increase women's financial protection and risk mitigation mechanisms in 3 to 4 emerging/developing countries. IFC will also work with insurers piloting the program to increase women's awareness of insurance and customize products to better address their needs. Through the project, IFC and its pilot clients will target women as retail and low-income clients, entrepreneurs, and women within the distribution/sales force.
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