Social Finance Working Paper #58: Microinsurance and Child Labour

An impact evaluation of NRSP’s (Pakistan) microinsurance innovation

National Rural Support Programme (NRSP) of Pakistan participated in the ILO’s Microfinance for Decent Work (MF4DW) action research programme from 2008-2012. As part of this experimental research, NRSP launched and tested an extended microinsurance product (health and accidental death) covering extra-nuclear family members of the same household in order to see if there was a positive impact on the reduction of child labour among 2,097 client households, using a target versus control group methodology.