The Africa microinsurance market size reached US$ 3.6 Billion in 2022. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 5.9 Billion by 2028, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 8.8% during 2023-2028.
Microinsurance is a component of microfinance that provides low-premium insurance plans to the low-income section of society. It offers various insurance, insurance-like, and similar products and services that help the weaker section of the society while providing risk protection and relief in case of distress, misfortune and contingent events. Microinsurance merges various small financial units into a large structure and provides a cushion against unexpected loss and exorbitant interest rates charged by unorganized money lenders.
Africa represents one of the leading microinsurance markets. It is primarily driven by the presence of a large low-income population, coupled with the positive economic growth in the region. In sub-Saharan Africa, many mutualized health insurance schemes have also been created based on voluntary membership. In exchange for the premiums they send to a fund, policyholders are entitled to certain benefits. Besides this, there has been an increase in the delivery of the microinsurance products to the target users through various institutional channels. These include licensed insurers, healthcare providers, microfinance institutions, community-based organizations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), which is propelling the market growth. For instance, in West Africa, a French NGO called Centre International de Développement et de Recherche (CIDR) has also developed a maternity cover health insurance product. The product is sold at the village level, with all inhabitants paying an annual fee to cover all pregnant women.
Key Market Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the Africa microinsurance market report, along with forecasts at the regional and country level from 2023-2028. Our report has categorized the market based on product type, provider and model type.
Breakup by Product Type:
Accidental Death and Disability Insurance
Breakup by Provider:
Microinsurance (Commercially Viable)
Microinsurance Through Aid/Government Support
Breakup by Model Type:
Partner Agent Model
Provider Driven Model
Breakup by Country:
The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined along with the profiles of the key players.
Base Year of the Analysis
Product Type, Provider, Model Type, Country
South Africa, Morocco, Nigeria, Egypt, Kenya, Others
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Key Questions Answered in This Report
The Africa microinsurance market was valued at US$ 3.6 Billion in 2022.
We expect the Africa microinsurance market to exhibit a CAGR of 8.8% during 2023-2028.
The growing adoption of microinsurance, as it helps individuals belonging to the financially weaker section of society by formulating a tailored plan with low premiums and provides compensation for illness, injury, disabilities, death, etc., is primarily driving the Africa microinsurance market.
The sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the rising utilization of microinsurance by numerous organizations across several African nations to provide cover for medical expenses incurred during the treatment of the coronavirus infection.
Based on the product type, the Africa microinsurance market can be segmented into property insurance, health insurance, life insurance, index insurance, accidental death and disability insurance, and others. Among these, life insurance currently holds the majority of the total market share.
Based on the provider, the Africa microinsurance market has been divided into microinsurance (commercially viable) and microinsurance through aid/government support. Currently, microinsurance (commercially viable) exhibits a clear dominance in the market.
Based on the model type, the Africa microinsurance market can be bifurcated into partner agent model, full-service model, provider driven model, community-based/mutual model, and others. Among these, partner agent model accounts for the largest market share.
On a regional level, the market has been classified into South Africa, Morocco, Nigeria, Egypt, Kenya, and others, where South Africa currently dominates the Africa microinsurance market.
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