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IBLI case study wins ‘Outstanding New Case Writer’ award


Beneficiary of Takaful insurance payout in Wajir, northern Kenya

The Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) and Capacity Development Teams of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) are pleased to announce that 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, besting a competitive pool of entries from some of the world’s most prestigious business schools across 15 countries.

The winning authors are Iddo Dror, an Israeli-Swiss CGIAR leader in capacity development and business school graduate of the University of Geneva; Andrew Mude, a Kenyan agricultural economist graduate of Cornell University who is IBLI’s project leader; and Shreya Maheshwari, a consulting Harvard economics graduate from India.

The idea was initially conceived as part of an effort to spur students in some of the world’s leading business schools to think critically and creatively about extending financial services across one of the last frontiers of the developing world. The case study and its accompanying teaching website is the latest demonstration of an on-going shift within CGIAR to transform traditional agricultural research for development into an enterprise as practical- and business-minded as it is technology- and policy-driven.

Read more about the IBLI case study here.

3 thoughts on “IBLI case study wins ‘Outstanding New Case Writer’ award

  1. Congratulations on winning our ‘Outstanding New Case Writer Award’ The case is an outstanding piece of work that will stimulate learning and understanding through classroom discussion in business schools around the world, adding to the development of the next generation of business leaders.
    A good case combines academically rigorous research with writing skill and an understanding of how it will play in the classroom. It also requires an interesting project on which to base the lessons. So congratulations are due, also, to the ILRI’s outstanding work in delivering this project to change the lives of African pastoralists and, by example, other communities around the world.
    I wish you every success with an important project and look forward to reading more cases from the authors.

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