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Insurance
Book Chapter
Is a Friend in Need a Friend Indeed?: Inclusion and Exclusion in Mutual Insurance Networks in Southern Ghana

From the book: Insurance Against Poverty

Households Informal sector Insurance
Book Chapter
Food Aid and Informal Insurance

From the book: Insurance Against Poverty

Food security Households Insurance
Book Chapter
Why is there Not More Financial Intermediation in Developing Countries?

From the book: Insurance Against Poverty

Financial institutions Institutional economics Insurance
Book Chapter
Learning from Visa®?: Incorporating Insurance Provisions in Microfinance Contracts

From the book: Insurance Against Poverty

Credit Insurance Microfinance
Book Chapter
Can Financial Markets be Tapped to Help Poor People Cope with Weather Risks?

From the book: Insurance Against Poverty

Agriculture Informal sector Insurance
Book Chapter
Risk, Poverty, and Public Action

From the book: Insurance Against Poverty

Insurance Poverty Public welfare
Journal Article
Risk sharing and public transfers

We use public transfers in the form of food aid to test for the presence of risk sharing arrangements at the village level in rural Ethiopia. We reject perfect risk-sharing, but find evidence of partial risk-sharing via transfers...

Informal sector Insurance Risk
Working Paper
Food Aid and Informal Insurance

Households in developing countries use a variety of informal mechanisms to cope with risk, including mutual support and risk-sharing. These mechanisms cannot avoid that they remain vulnerable to shocks...

Food security Households Insurance
Working Paper
Risk Sharing and Public Transfers

We use public transfers in the form of food aid to test for the presence of risk sharing arrangements at the village level in rural Ethiopia. We reject perfect risk-sharing, but find evidence of partial risk-sharing via transfers...

Informal sector Insurance Risk
Working Paper
Risk-Sharing and Endogenous Network Formation

In economic literature insurance networks are often treated as exogenous institutions. Frequently, the assumption is made that some clearly identifiable group (e.g...

Informal sector Insurance Risk
Working Paper
Incorporating Insurance Provisions in Microfinance Contracts: Learning from Visa®?

We examine a simple extension to existing credit contacts for the poor (‘microfinance contracts’), that would allow financial institutions to provide repayment insurance to their clients...

Credit Insurance Microfinance
Working Paper
Consumption Smoothing Across Space: Testing Theories of Risk-Sharing in the ICRISAT Study Region of South India

Panel data from villages in rural south India have been used for leading econometric studies on risk-sharing in village economies...

Informal sector Insurance Risk management
Working Paper
The Macroeconomic Repercussions of Agricultural Shocks and their Implications for Insurance

The paper considers the macroeconomic impact of shocks to agricultural output and of negative and positive price shocks...

Agriculture Insurance Macroeconomics
Working Paper
Why Isn't There More Financial Intermediation in Developing Countries?

This paper proposes to organize thinking about the opportunities for improving and extending financial markets and safety nets for the poor, by focusing on factors that may explain why the linkage of local financial networks and safety nets with the ...

Financial institutions Institutional economics Insurance
Working Paper
Is a Friend in Need a Friend Indeed?: Inclusion and Exclusion in Mutual Insurance Networks in Southern Ghana

Mutual insurance has been shown, theoretically and empirically, to be incomplete and limited by asymmetric information and lack of enforcement mechanisms...

Households Informal sector Insurance
Working Paper
Can Financial Markets be Tapped to Help Poor People Cope with Weather Risks?

Poor households with little or no wealth are particularly vulnerable to risks that reduce incomes and increase expenditures...

Agriculture Informal sector Insurance
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