Index Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) Borena Household Survey Round 2

The second (follow-up) round of socio-economic household survey to evaluate the impact of Index Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) in Borena Zone, Southern Ethiopia.

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Cornell University in collaboration with implementing partners Oromia Insurance Company (OIC) and Oromia Credits and Saving Share Company (OCSSCO) piloted in August 2012 a market-mediated index-based insurance product, designed to protect pastoralists from drought-related livestock mortality, in the Borena Zone. Basic product design, household survey, and evaluation strategy mimic and complement that of a previously designed IBLI product in the Marsabit district of Northern Kenya, first rolled out two years earlier (2010).

To better understand and monitor the success of IBLI, there is the need for continuous impact evaluation and assessment, tracking the changes in well-being of individual households that can be attributed to the program and product. To that end, the IBLI team carried out a pre-intervention baseline survey (February-March 2012) and complemented it with annual follow-up rounds in 2013 and 2014 (with a future-scheduled round in 2015). The details of the survey and the data are described in the data codebook. For more general information on the research and development process of the IBLI products and pilots, visit and

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Last Updated November 12, 2014, 22:53 (UTC)
Created November 12, 2014, 22:53 (UTC)
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ILRI_actycitation Index Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) Borena Household Survey Round 2
ILRI_actycitationacknowledge This publication was made possible by access to data collected by the Index Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) Project, a collaborative effort of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Cornell University, Syracuse University, the BASIS Research Program at the University of California at Davis, and the University of Sydney. Data collection was made possible, in part, by support provided by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Agreement No. LAG---A---00---96---90016---00 through Broadening Access and Strengthening Input Market Systems Collaborative Research Support Program (BASIS AMA CRSP), the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade through the Australia Development Research Awards Scheme under an award titled “The human and environmental impacts of migratory pastoralism in arid and semi-arid East Africa”, and CGIAR Research Programs on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and Dryland Systems. All views and interpretations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the supporting or cooperating institutions.
ILRI_actycontactperson Munenobu Ikegami
ILRI_actydataowner International Livestock Research Institute
ILRI_actydatavailable 15/08/2014
ILRI_actydatecollected 12/03/2013
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ILRI_actynatlevel Oromia Region,Borena Zone
ILRI_actypartners Chris Barrett, Russell Toth, Megan Sheahan, Samuel Mburu, Kazushi Takahashi, Liz Bageant, Nathaniel Jensen, Kibrom Hirfrfot, Amy Kahn
ILRI_actypi Andrew Mude
ILRI_actystaff Munenobu Ikegami, Birhanu Taddesse, Wako Gobu, Anne Gesare, Philemon Chelanga, Oscar Naibei, Eddy Chebelyon, Mohamed Shibia,
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ILRI_prjabstract Since 2008, ILRI and its partners in the public, private, and non-profit sectors have pursued a comprehensive research agenda aimed at designing, developing, and implementing market-mediated index-based insurance to protect livestock keepers from drought related asset losses, particularly those in the drought prone Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs). For pastoralists whose livelihoods rely solely or partly on livestock, the resulting high livestock mortality rate has devastating effects on asset levels, rendering them among the most vulnerable populations in Kenya and Ethiopia. Index-based insurance represents an exciting innovation that could allow vulnerable rural smallholder farmers and livestock keepers to benefit from insurance and thus reduce climate-related risk. Because index insurance is based on the realization of an outcome that cannot be influenced by insurers or policy holders (such as the amount and distribution of rainfall over a season), it has a relatively simple and transparent structure. This makes such products easier to administer and consequently more cost-effective to develop and trade. Indeed the success of several pilot programs in India and various countries in Africa and Latin America has proven the feasibility and affordability of such products.
ILRI_prjdonor USAID, UKAID, AusAID, World Bank, ILO, BASIS, I4, CRP7, CRP1.1
ILRI_prjedate 31/03/2016
ILRI_prjgrant UOC001 IS04 ADD, CG703 IS03 ADD
ILRI_prjpartners Cornell University, the BASIS Research Program at the University of California at Davis, the University of Sydney, Syracuse University, Oromiya Insurance Company, Oromia Credits and Saving Share Company (OCSSCO), APA Insurance Company, Takaful Insurance
ILRI_prjpi Andrew Mude
ILRI_prjsdate 01/01/2008
ILRI_prjstaff Munenobu Ikegami, Bryn Davies, Apurba Shee, Brenda Wandera, Birhanu Taddesse, Wako Gobu, Anne Gesare, Philemon Chelanga, Oscar Naibei, Eddy Chebelyon, Mohamed Shibia, Diba Galgallo, Rupsha Banerjee, Duncan Khalai
ILRI_prjtitle Index Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) Project