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We examine the impact of formal insurance and informal risk-sharing institutions on welfare, and the complementarity between these forms of formal and informal insurance. As in a number of other studies, formal rainfall index insurance was offered to farmers. However in this study support to local risk sharing institutions—iddirs—was also provided to strengthen the extent to which they were able to insure members against idiosyncratic shocks. Access to insurance and support to iddirs was randomized across villages during two agricultural seasons. Results show that formal insurance has a significant impact on encouraging productive investments, particularly investments in fertilizer, replicating the results found in Ghana in Karlan et al (2013). Strengthening risk-sharing through iddirs increases formal insurance demand (consistent with the results in Dercon et al 2013) and some welfare outcomes, but does not cause insurance to have any additional effect on productive outcomes. There is also some evidence that strengthening risk-sharing through local institutions reduces individual bilateral transfers.

Keywords: index insurance ; risk sharing institutions ; impact

Subject(s): International Development

Risk and Uncertainty

Issue Date: 2015

Publication Type: Conference Paper/ Presentation

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/211331

Total Pages: 28

Record appears in: International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) > 2015 Conference, August 9-14, 2015, Milan, Italy





Autor: Berhane, Guush ; Dercon, Stefan ; Hill, Ruth ; Taffesse, Alemayehu

Fuente: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/211331?ln=en







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