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Kenya lost USD 12 billion to drought in three years

Kenya’s economy lost an estimated Ksh 1.2 trillion (USD 12 billion) due to the effects of drought between 2008 and 2011. According to an article in Kenya’s Standard (28 April 2016), more than 13 million people were affected in 2011 by a combination of drought, conflict and economic crisis. The article quoted International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) research … Continue reading

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Index Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI), E-learning Course Launch

Are you interested in knowing just how Index Based Livestock Insurance works? Lessons on IBLI and the Asset Protection Contract are now just a click away! You can easily access your IBLI lessons from ILRI’s e-Learning portal  The IBLI e-Learning course was launched on the 22nd of March 2016 at the International Livestock Research … Continue reading

Insurance helps Kenyan livestock herders cope with drought
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Insurance helps Kenyan livestock herders cope with drought

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
A women receives her insurance payout (photo credit: Jeff Haskins). ‘The index-based insurance program is run by the Kenya-based International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), and funded by the British, U.S. and Australian governments and the European Union. The donors subsidize the cover to make it affordable for pastoralists. ‘A range…

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The drivers of index-based livestock insurance demand in southern Ethiopia

Read the latest post in the Economics That Really Matters blog that details the findings of a paper written by Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) Project researchers, which examines and identifies the constraints that hinder the demand of index insurance in southern Ethiopia. Continue reading

IBLI case study wins ‘Outstanding New Case Writer’ award
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IBLI case study wins ‘Outstanding New Case Writer’ award

A case study based on the IBLI project, entitled ‘Using satellite data to insure livestock: IBLI and the development of the world’s first insurance for African pastoralists’, has won the ‘Outstanding New Case Writer’ award given by The Case Study Centre. Continue reading