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Index-based insurance: Insurance or lottery tickets?

Recently, there has been much excitement around the use of index-based insurance as an alternative to conventional insurance products that may extend the rural poor’s access to formal insurance coverage in developing countries. Index insurance provides indemnity payments based on a signal that is related to covariate losses rather than actual and observed individual losses. Continue reading

Academic workshop: Mobile Pastoralism, Index Insurance, Computational Sustainability and Policy Innovations for the Arid and Semi-arid Lands of East Africa
CRP11 / East Africa / IBLI / Kenya / Livestock / LSE / Pastoralism

Academic workshop: Mobile Pastoralism, Index Insurance, Computational Sustainability and Policy Innovations for the Arid and Semi-arid Lands of East Africa

This workshop was held on June 10 and 11 2015 , at the John Vercoe (JVC) Auditorium International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Nairobi, Kenya The Academic Workshop provided a forum to showcase the research work that is ongoing in and around IBLI on behavior and welfare and drivers of change that affect the pastoral community … Continue reading

Africa / CRP11 / CRP7 / East Africa / Ethiopia / IBLI / Impact Assessment / Insurance / Kenya / Livestock / LSE / Pastoralism

The favourable impacts of Index-Based Livestock Insurance: Evaluation results from Ethiopia and Kenya

A new research brief by ILRI demonstrates that index insurance shows considerable promise, especially in settings where conventional insurance to cover potentially catastrophic herd losses does not exist. Continue reading