Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii)
They are a unique global partnership working to ensure that the world's excluded and underserved have access to insurance, allowing them to take control of their lives and reduce their vulnerability against risks. They do this by supporting insurance supervisors and regulators to create the conditions necessary for an inclusive insurance market to grow.
The Initiative was created in 2009 to respond to requests from policymakers, regulators and supervisors for learning and advice on access to insurance. The A2ii was established by the following organisations: the IAIS, BMZ, CGAP, the International Labour Organization, represented by the International Labour Office (ILO) subsequently renamed the Impact Insurance Facility and FinMark Trust. The Microinsurance Network, the IAIS and the Joint Working Group (JWG) played a key role in the creation of the Initiative.
They are the "implementation arm" of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) on Inclusive Insurance. IAIS is embedded in our governance structure and operations. They generate and disseminate knowledge, build capacity, contribute to IAIS standard-setting, they foster learning and dialogue, support implementation at the regional and national levels, and participate in global advocacy processes.
The year 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the Access to Insurance Initiative. See more