Stocktaking Initiative: Ongoing Impact Assessments on Microinsurance


An initiative of the Microinsurance Network's Impact Working Group, this site aims to be a clearinghouse for information on ongoing impact assessments of microinsurance around the world.

The map to the right and the project listing below provide details on known impact assessments of microinsurance.

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Where are impact assessments of microinsurance taking place?

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red = life, yellow = agricultural, blue = health, pink = composite

Project Name Type of Insurance
Evaluation Design
A Rigorous Evaluation of Micro-Health Insurance in Cambodia Health Cambodia Experimental Data Collection Levine, Hema and Ramage
Area-Based Yield Insurance (ARBY) for Cotton Producers in Pisco Valley, Peru Agricultural (crop) Peru Experimental Data Collection Carter, Boucher and Trivelli
Assessment of Health Microinsurance Outcomes in Pakistan Health Pakistan Non-experimental Data collection McGuinness, Mandel, Korda and Tayyab
Credit with Health Insurance: Evidence from the Philippines Health Philippines: Visayas and Northern Mindanao Experimental Nearing completion Karlan, Zinman, Gine and Harigaya
Crop Price Insurance for Farmers in Ghana Agricultural (crop) Ghana Experimental Nearing completion Karlan, Kutsoati, McMillan and Udry
Demand-side Issues of Microinsurance Provision to the Poor Health Kenya Experimental Design Chemin and de Laat
Does Micro Credit Increase Bonded Child Labour in Absence of Micro Insurance? Health / Life (credit-life) Bangladesh Experimental Nearing completion Chakrabarty
Efficient and Responsive Community-Based Health Insurance Health India Experimental Data collection Rutten, Dror, Rösner and Radermacher
Examining Underinvestment in Agriculture: Returns to Capital and Insurance Among Farmers Agricultural (weather) Ghana Experimental Data Collection Osei, Karlan, Osei-Akoto and Udry
Extending Health Insurance to the Informal Sector Through Microfinance in Nicaragua Health Nicaragua Experimental Data Collection Thornton, Field and Magnoni
Group Insurance: The Case of Cotton Producers in Mali Agricultural (area yield) Mali Experimental Design Bellemare and Guirkinger
Impact Evaluation and Product Design of Weather Insurance Agricultural (weather) India Experimental Data Collection Cole, Tobacman and Chattopadhyay
Impact Evaluation of Composite Microinsurance and Consumer Education Health / Life (funeral) Kenya Experimental Design Dercon, Gunning and Zeitlin
Impact Evaluation of India’s ‘Yeshasvini’ Community-Based Health Insurance Programme Health India Quasi-experimental Nearing completion Aggarwal
Impact Evaluation of the Provision of Health Insurance through Microfinance Networks Health India Experimental Data analysis Duflo, Banerjee and Hornbeck
Impact of the Agro-Sylvo-Pastoral Health Insurance Scheme on Health Care Demand and Supply in Senegal Health Senegal Experimental Data Collection Lepine, Le Nestour and Mbaye
Index-Based Livestock Insurance for Northern Kenya's Arid and Semi-Arid Lands Agricultural (livestock) Kenya Experimental Design Mude, Barrett, Carter, McPeak and Chantarat
Index-Based Livestock Insurance: Adaptation and Innovations for Ethiopia Agricultural (livestock) Southern Ethiopia (Oromia: Borana plateau) Quasi-experimental Design Barrett, Abdissa, Gupta, Mude and Chantarat
Insuring Against the Weather: Integrating Generic Weather Index Products With Group-Based Savings and Loans Agricultural (weather) Bangladesh and Ethiopia Experimental Design Martins-Filho, Seyoum Taffesse, Dercon and Vargas-Hill
Measuring Demand for Health Insurance in the Philippines Health / Life Philippines Experimental Nearing Completion Karlan, Zinman, Gine and Harigaya
Microinsurance for the Poor - the Informal ("Jua Kali") Sector in Kenya Health / Life (funeral) Kenya Experimental Design Chemin, de Laat and Haushofer
Microinsurance, Poverty and Vulnerability Health Bangladesh Non-experimental Data analysis Ahsan, Hamid and Barua
Smallholder Access to Weather Securities: Demand and Impact on Consumption and Production Decisions Agricultural (weather) India Experimental Design Shukla, Patankar, Hill, Robles, Torero, Rampal and Liu
Social Impact Assessment of "Tamadera" Micro-Endowment Product Life Indonesia Experimental / Non-Experimental Data collection SMERU Research Institute
24 project(s) found. Please click on a project name for further details.