Index Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) Marsabit Household Survey

The first (baseline) round of socio-economic household survey to evaluate the impact of Index Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) in Marsabit, Northern Kenya. International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Cornell University, University of California-Davis, and Syracuse University in collaboration with implementing partners, UAP Insurance Company and Equity Bank piloted in January 2010 a market-mediated index-based insurance product, designed to protect pastoralists from drought-related livestock mortality, in Marsabit district. 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 (October-November 2009) and complemented it with annual follow-up rounds from 2010 to 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

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