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Micro-insurance through corporate-NGO partnerships in West Bengal : opportunities and constraints
Development in Practice
This Practical Note examines the nascent micro-insurance sector in West Bengal, paying particular attention to the corporate- NGO partnership model for micro-insurance distribution,which has been enabled by India's unique regulatory framework. We challenge the popularconstruction of this model as a 'win - win' for all parties by analysing conﬂicting understandings of micro-insurance schemes and their purposes by insurance companies, NGOs, and poorvillagers. The article also considers the role of the speciﬁc political context of West Bengal inconstricting corporate- NGO micro-insurance
Civil society, Governance and public policy, Labour and livelihoods, South Asia
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