SHEforSHIELD: Insure Women to Better Protect All

The insurance industry plays an important role in the growth and stability of the global economy, providing individual, family, and community level protection against economic, social, and environmental shocks. Women are half of the world’s population. They also represent more than half of all global graduates and increasingly participants in the workforce. When it comes to insurance — both uptake and distribution — and the protection it provides, women are therefore an essential market to target. Furthermore, women play a multi-faceted role in society which enables them to act as a conduit for social change and economic progress making them an increasingly important part of the population to protect. Yet to date, limited research has been done on the women’s market. This report is the first of its kind to provide an understanding of how much growth the women’s market alone represents for the insurance industry, and what women want and need from insurance products and services in particular in emerging markets. It also provides recommendations on how to attract and retain women as vital clients

Type of Publication
Report, Working Paper & Policy Brief
Financial Inclusion