Protecting the working poor. Annual report 2010

This is the third Annual Report of the Microinsurance Innovation Facility, launched in 2008 by the International Labour Organization (ILO) with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Microinsurance is a mechanism aimed at protecting poor people against risks - such as accidents, illnesses, death in the family, natural disasters and property losses - in exchange for insurance premium payments tailored to their preferences and capacity to pay.