Insurtech as a Tool for Increasing Economic Resilience (IADB-EC-L1259)

Countries
  • Ecuador
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
C
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Voting Date
Dec 16, 2019
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Borrower
Government of Ecuador
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Sectors
  • Education and Health
  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.60 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.65 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Dec 20, 2019


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Project Description

The proposed project seeks to foster inclusion in the insurance market by supporting the expansion of S123. The solution will address the main barriers to inclusion by: (i) lowering the cost of premiums through the expansion of an online aggregation platform that fosters competition among insurance providers and economies of scale; (ii) increasing accessibility by broadening online delivery channels directed at low-income clients; (iii) enticing demand by increasing awareness of the benefits of insurance protection among vulnerable populations through an education campaign; and (iv) rolling out new health and asset protection insurance products tailored to low-income segments.

Investment Description
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
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