Index-Based Insurance for Agriculture in Developing Countries

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Juli 2016



The poor and particularly poor individuals whose livelihoods are tied to agriculture are exposed to substantial levels of risks. Mechanisms employed to cope with these hazards tend to be associated with low productivity and foregone consumption. However, informal insurance is only partially effective and formal insurance often inaccessible due to asymmetrical information problems and high transaction costs. Index-based insurance constitutes a way to overcome these shortcomings. As payouts depend exclusively on an exogenous index, adverse selection and moral hazard are reduced. Major challenges for the implementation of index-based insurance are the availability of adequate data and the existence of a well-performing legal system.


Teresa Peterburs is currently studying International Development and Economics at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC. Previously, she studied International Relations in Dresden, Germany and Bordeaux, France.
EAN: 9783639786903
ISBN: 3639786904
Untertitel: Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: AV Akademikerverlag
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2016
Seitenanzahl: 52 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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