Insurance

Papua New Guinea 2019 Insurance

With a low penetration rate of below 2%, Papua New Guinea’s insurance sector has significant growth potential. The economy is expected to benefit from a range of new extractive projects and this, coupled with growing awareness about the benefits of insurance coverage, is set to increase demand. However, some notable challenges will need to be addressed to ensure the long-term expansion of the industry. While efforts have been undertaken to modernise the sector in recent years, the legislation governing the industry is not fully aligned with international best practices, and uncertainty remains regarding the division of responsibilities between different regulatory authorities. Despite a host of challenges, efforts to expand coverage across PNG to lower-income households are being made, with micro-insurance a key driver of penetration. This chapter also contains an interview with Raho Samuel, Insurance Commissioner.

Cover of The Report: Papua New Guinea 2019

The Report

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Interviews & Viewpoints

Sketch of Raho Samuel, Insurance Commissioner
Raho Samuel, Insurance Commissioner: Interview