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dc.creatorAlderman, Harold-
dc.creatorHaque, Trina-
dc.date2012-05-31T14:37:40Z-
dc.date2012-05-31T14:37:40Z-
dc.date2007-
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-16T16:02:27Z-
dc.date.available2019-05-16T16:02:27Z-
dc.identifier0-8213-7036-7-
dc.identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10986/6736-
dc.identifier.urihttp://akb.africa-union.org/auc/handle/AKB/12739-
dc.descriptionIndex insurance, such as weather indexing, addresses other inherent problems in insurance by using an indicator that is not affected by individual behavior and may address monitoring costs and moral hazard. A number of innovations using index insurance are being tried currently in diverse settings ranging from India to Mongolia to Malawi. Marketing costs may limit the provision of such insurance to small farmers, but even in such cases microfinance institutes may serve as market intermediaries. Moreover, state and submational governments can use insurance to achieve countercyclical funding programs. In this vein, municipal governments in Mexico have used insurance to finance disaster contingency while the World Food Program has insured a portion of its emergency assistance to Ethiopia. Humanitarian organizations and NGOs may also seek insurance in this manner.-
dc.languageEnglish-
dc.languageen_US-
dc.publisherWashington, DC: World Bank-
dc.relationWorld Bank Working Paper No. 95-
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO-
dc.rightshttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo-
dc.rightsWorld Bank-
dc.subjectADMINISTRATIVE COSTS-
dc.subjectAGENTS-
dc.subjectAGRICULTURAL INPUTS-
dc.subjectAGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION-
dc.subjectAPPLICATIONS-
dc.subjectARID LANDS-
dc.subjectBASIS RISK-
dc.subjectBENEFICIARIES-
dc.subjectBLOCK GRANT-
dc.subjectCASH PAYMENTS-
dc.subjectCHILD HEALTH-
dc.subjectCHRONIC POVERTY-
dc.subjectCOMMERCIAL BANKS-
dc.subjectCONTINGENCY PLANNING-
dc.subjectCORRELATES OF POVERTY-
dc.subjectCOVARIATE SHOCKS-
dc.subjectCOVERAGE-
dc.subjectCREDIT INSURANCE-
dc.subjectCROP INSURANCE-
dc.subjectDEBT-
dc.subjectDEFAULT RISK-
dc.subjectDEMAND FOR INSURANCE-
dc.subjectDISASTER RELIEF-
dc.subjectDROUGHT-
dc.subjectECONOMIC GROWTH-
dc.subjectECONOMIC SHOCK-
dc.subjectECONOMIC SHOCKS-
dc.subjectEMERGENCY ASSISTANCE-
dc.subjectEMERGENCY RELIEF-
dc.subjectFAMINE-
dc.subjectFARM SIZE-
dc.subjectFARMERS-
dc.subjectFINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS-
dc.subjectFINANCIAL RISK-
dc.subjectFINANCIAL SERVICES-
dc.subjectFLOOD INSURANCE-
dc.subjectFOOD AID-
dc.subjectFOOD PROGRAM-
dc.subjectFORMAL INSURANCE-
dc.subjectHUMAN DEVELOPMENT-
dc.subjectHUMANITARIAN AID-
dc.subjectIMPACT OF SHOCKS-
dc.subjectINCOME-
dc.subjectINCOME INEQUALITY-
dc.subjectINCOME LOSS-
dc.subjectINCOME SHOCKS-
dc.subjectINCOME TRANSFER-
dc.subjectINDEMNITY-
dc.subjectINFORMAL INSURANCE-
dc.subjectINFORMAL INSURANCE MECHANISMS-
dc.subjectINFORMAL MECHANISMS-
dc.subjectINSURANCE-
dc.subjectINSURANCE COMPANIES-
dc.subjectINSURANCE CONTRACTS-
dc.subjectINSURANCE FUNCTION-
dc.subjectINSURANCE INDUSTRY-
dc.subjectINSURANCE MARKET-
dc.subjectINSURANCE MARKETS-
dc.subjectINSURANCE MECHANISMS-
dc.subjectINSURANCE POLICY-
dc.subjectINSURANCE PREMIUMS-
dc.subjectINSURANCE PRODUCTS-
dc.subjectINSURANCES-
dc.subjectINSURERS-
dc.subjectINVENTORY-
dc.subjectLENDING INSTITUTIONS-
dc.subjectLIVESTOCK PRODUCTION-
dc.subjectLIVESTOCK SPECIES-
dc.subjectLOCAL GOVERNMENT-
dc.subjectLOCAL GOVERNMENTS-
dc.subjectLOSS OF INCOME-
dc.subjectMALNUTRITION-
dc.subjectMARKET-
dc.subjectMARKET FAILURE-
dc.subjectMARKET FAILURES-
dc.subjectMICRO FINANCE-
dc.subjectMICRO-INSURANCE-
dc.subjectMICROFINANCE-
dc.subjectMORAL HAZARD-
dc.subjectMORAL HAZARDS-
dc.subjectMORTALITY-
dc.subjectMUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS-
dc.subjectMUNICIPALITIES-
dc.subjectNATURAL DISASTER-
dc.subjectNATURAL DISASTERS-
dc.subjectPOOR-
dc.subjectPOOR FARMERS-
dc.subjectPOOR HOUSEHOLD-
dc.subjectPOOR HOUSEHOLDS-
dc.subjectPOVERTY REDUCTION-
dc.subjectPOVERTY TRAPS-
dc.subjectPRIVATE INSURANCE-
dc.subjectPRIVATE INSURANCE COMPANIES-
dc.subjectPRIVATE INSURERS-
dc.subjectPRODUCTION INCENTIVES-
dc.subjectPRODUCTIVE ASSETS-
dc.subjectPRODUCTIVITY-
dc.subjectPUBLIC INTERVENTION-
dc.subjectPUBLIC SECTOR-
dc.subjectPUBLIC WORKS-
dc.subjectPUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMS-
dc.subjectRAINFALL INSURANCE-
dc.subjectRATES-
dc.subjectREINSURANCE-
dc.subjectREINSURANCE COMPANIES-
dc.subjectRELIEF OPERATIONS-
dc.subjectRESOURCE ALLOCATION-
dc.subjectRISK MANAGEMENT-
dc.subjectRISK MITIGATION-
dc.subjectRISK POOLING-
dc.subjectRISK REDUCTION-
dc.subjectRURAL-
dc.subjectRURAL AREAS-
dc.subjectRURAL DEVELOPMENT-
dc.subjectRURAL GROWTH-
dc.subjectRURAL HOUSEHOLDS-
dc.subjectSAFETY NETS-
dc.subjectSAVINGS-
dc.subjectSAVINGS ACCOUNTS-
dc.subjectSELF-INSURANCE-
dc.subjectSHOCK-
dc.subjectSOCIAL FUNDS-
dc.subjectSOCIAL INSURANCE-
dc.subjectSOCIAL PROTECTION-
dc.subjectSOCIAL SAFETY NET-
dc.subjectSUBNATIONAL GOVERNMENTS-
dc.subjectSUBSIDIARY-
dc.subjectSUSTAINABILITY-
dc.subjectTARGETED TRANSFER PROGRAMS-
dc.subjectTARGETING-
dc.subjectTRANSFER PROGRAM-
dc.subjectWAGES-
dc.subjectWEATHER INSURANCE-
dc.subjectWEATHER SHOCKS-
dc.subjectWORK PROGRAMS-
dc.titleInsurance Against Covariate Shocks : The Role of Index-Based Insurance in Social Protection in Low-Income Countries of Africa-
dc.typePublications & Research :: Publication-
dc.typePublications & Research :: Publication-
dc.coverageAfrica-
dc.coverageAfrica-
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