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Microinsurance Catastrophe Risk Organisation (MiCRO) awarded IFC funding

30th January 2013

The Microinsurance Catastrophe Risk Organisation (MiCRO), a specialty reinsurance organisation established to provide the backing for microinsurance products through microfinance institutions in Haiti, has received $1.96m in funding from the IFC (International Finance Corporation), a member of the World Bank Group. The award includes a $1.7 million performance-based grant and $260,000 in technical assistance from […]

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Microinsurance Catastrophe Risk Organisation (MiCRO) triggered in Haiti

15th June 2011

The Microinsurance Catastrophe Risk Organisation (MiCRO) facility, which was launched in April by a high-profile partnership of companies, is reported (by Microfinance Focus) to have been triggered in Haiti during recent heavy rain and flooding in Haiti. The facility provides a microinsurance product which utilises a parametric trigger to settle claims after specific catastrophes including […]

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Catastrophe microinsurance facility launched for Haiti

1st April 2011

A number of high profile organisations within the risk transfer and reinsurance industries have teamed up to help bring affordable catastrophe insurance to the Caribbean island of Haiti. The innovative, donor-capitalised insurance facility called the Microinsurance Catastrophe Risk Organisation (MiCRO), has been set up to target the country’s ‘informal sector’ – the organized poor who […]

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