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Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) 2018

Examining the Impact of Rainfall Insurance and Family Networks in Burkina Faso

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Innovations for Poverty Action

Titre : Examining the Impact of Rainfall Insurance and Family Networks in Burkina Faso

Région /Pays : Burkina Faso

Date : 2018-2022

Présentation _ Rainfall index insurance can help small-holder farmers cope with risks to their livelihoods, but take-up of this insurance is often low. Since farmers often depend on urban relatives for financial support when adverse weather affects their livelihoods, and financial institutions can reach urban residents at low cost, marketing insurance products to urban migrants with relatives in rural areas, rather than marketing them directly to farmers, may be an effective way to increase rainfall insurance coverage. A previous pilot study suggested promising results for take-up of rainfall insurance from urban relatives. Researchers are now partnering with IPA and PlaNet Guarantee to conduct a large-scale randomized evaluation that will measure demand for rainfall insurance among both urban migrants and rural households and its impact on the economic outcomes of the latter group.

Sample Size
88 villages (1,770 household participants) in two regions of rural Burkina Faso, and 1037 migrants from those villages living in Ouagadougou

Partenaires  : PlaNet Guarantee International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)

Innovation for Poverty Action (IPA)

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