Over one billion people now live in water-scarce regions; by 2025, the World Bank estimates that as many as 3.5 billion people could face water scarcity. This article highlights the political risks associated with water scarcity and the challenges for companies operating in developing markets.
Creating durable insurance markets within emerging market countries is critical to advancing stability. This article highlights how political risk insurance can be used to facilitate financing for crucial infrastructure projects and associated commercial development in emerging market countries.
Impact Forecasting evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during June 2017. Topics covered: convective storms impact US insurers; seasonal rainfall leads to nearly USD2.5 billion in economic flood damage in China; major wildfires hit South Africa and Portugal.
Established in 1985, Telesure Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd owns and operates several leading insurance brands in South Africa. This case study looks at how Telesure uses K2 to manage data, eliminate work and ensure accuracy across multiple companies.
Santam Insurance is the largest general insurance group in Africa. To gain more control over rating/pricing, reduce excessive risk exposure and enhance its broker offering, Santam invested in Guidewire's software solutions. This case study studies the software's impact upon Santam's performance.
The Nigerian insurance market is being driven by mandatory third-party motor insurance and this growth momentum is expected to increase as compliance for compulsory motor insurance level grows. This Lloyd's report assesses insurance opportunities in Nigeria and the key socio-economic factors.
Country Profiles provides individual summaries for Lloyd’s key territories. These profiles contain factsheets on the economy, insurance market and Lloyd’s business. This analyst report from October 2012 focuses on South Africa.
This report reviews the global natural disaster perils that occurred during August and the estimated economic costs. Topics covered include: Hurricane Isaac's impact on America's Gulf coast; tropical cyclone activity in Asia; agricultural losses in Italy and Russia; plus African and Asian floods.
Produced by Lloyd’s and the MicroInsurance Centre, this report sets out the understanding, mechanisms and partnerships needed to deliver insurance to three billion low income individuals across the globe, and how this will bring benefits to both the developing world and the insurance industry.
This paper evaluates the impact of health insurance on resource mobilisation, financial protection, service utilisation, quality of care, social inclusion and community empowerment in low- and lower-middle-income countries in Africa and Asia.