In focus

  • Insurance Markets in Figures 2021

    As preliminary data become available for 2020 around the globe and against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, insurance companies seem to have experienced a slowdown in gross premiums written, especially in the life sector.

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  • Webinar on Addressing the Protection Gap for Pandemic Risk

    The purpose of this event is to better understand the impact that the crisis has had on different types of policyholders, the challenges that insurers and reinsurers face in extending greater support and the steps needed to find a solution to ensure that the financial impacts of infectious disease outbreaks are better managed in the future.

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  • Responding to the COVID-19 and pandemic protection gap in insurance

    This note provides an overview of how business interruption insurance against pandemic risk could be provided with support from governments, and some of the challenges and considerations necessary for establishing such a programme.

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Insurance is one of the most important risk management tools available to governments and households. The OECD has developed an array of good practices and guidelines for governments and insurers. We monitor the insurance markets and collect global insurance statistics.

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Disaster Risk Financing

Data and Analysis

Insurer Regulation and Supervision