Designing Index-Based Weather Insurance for Farmers in Adi Ha, Ethiopia: Report to OXFAM America, July 2009

Dinku, Tufa; Giannini, Alessandra; Hansen, James W.; Holthaus, Eric; Ines, Amor Valeriano M.; Kaheil, Yasir; Karnauskas, Kristopher B.; Lyon, Bradfield; Madajewicz, Malgosia; McLaurin, Megan; Mullally, Connor; Norton, Michael T.; Osgood, Daniel E.; Peterson, Nicole; Robertson, Andrew W.; Shirley, Kenneth; Small, Christopher; Vicarelli, Marta

This report documents the process and results of the index insurance design effort leading to the index insurance contracts for Adi Ha in 2009. This report represents deliverables 1 and 2 in the terms of reference with Oxfam America, it outlines and compares analysis and design methodologies including the performance of rainfall simulators for index-based contract design. It also details contracts, methodologies, associated issues, and important lessons learned. A separate project report details the Experimental Games, deliverable 3 in the terms of reference.


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International Research Institute for Climate and Society
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
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International Research Institute for Climate and Society
IRI Technical Report, 09-04
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June 2, 2010