There is currently one open call for papers.


We encourage you to submit contributions related to the following areas:

  • Experience with involving insureds – individually or in groups – in microinsurance products (e.g. package design, pricing, claims adjudication, administration)
  • The impact of microinsurance on welfare gains and financial protection as well as its contribution to economic growth and reducing inequality; microinsurance-driven improvements for the insured (micro level) and economic growth (macro level)
  • Microinsurance development (e.g. product innovations, marketing distribution)
  • Evidence of innovative risk-bundling or innovation in methods (e.g. new data modelling, obtaining high-resolution data)
  • Closing protection gaps: Implementation of increased insurance uptake in the informal sectors of low- and middle-income countries
  • New technological applications (InsurTech) in microinsurance
  • The effects of crop/agricultural microinsurance on food security and rural-urban migration, and new technologies in agricultural insurance
  • Experiences with health microinsurance, also in light of COVID-19
  • Microinsurance regulation: The good, the bad, and the missing
  • Social and ethical aspects of and barriers to microinsurance
  • (Micro)insurance education and awareness raising: What works, what does not?
  • Microinsurance and climate risk

Suggestions for other topics will be considered by the editors. All contributions will go through a peer review process. The guest editors for this special issue are Prof. Martin Eling (University of St. Gallen) and Prof. Yi Yao (Peking University).

Papers should be submitted electronically via the website of The Geneva Papers ( by 15 June 2023 at the latest.

For further information on this special issue, please click here or contact Hannah Dean at

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We also encourage authors to consider the International Conference on Inclusive Insurance as a potential outlet for presenting their work.