Flagship 4 – Social Protection for Agriculture and Resilience: June – September 2017 updates

  • New PIM Outcome Note Strengthening resilience of rural households through improved social protection summarizes achievements of PIM’s research on social protection (Flagship 4), led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in partnership with governments and development agencies.
  • This blog features the Picture-Based Insurance project led by IFPRI with PIM's support under Cluster 4.2: Agricultural Insurance and Risk Management for the Poor. (Check to see a short video and two latest project notes)
  • This blog co-authored by Cluster 4.2 leader Berber Kramer presents a new study published in the Journal of Development Economics (JDE) that takes a closer look at the behavioral economics behind savings among rural households in Nigeria.

Selected publications

Hoddinott, John F.; Ahmed, I; Ahmed, Akhter; and Roy, Shalini. Behavior change communication activities improve infant and young child nutrition knowledge and practice of neighboring non-participants in a cluster-randomized trial in rural Bangladesh. PLoS ONE 12(6): e0179866. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0179866

Ambler, Kate; de Brauw, Alan; and Godlonton, Susan. 2017. Cash transfers and management advice for agriculture: Evidence from Senegal. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1659. Washington, D.C. http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/131352

Geng, Xin; Ide, Vera; Janssens, Wendy; Kramer, Berber; and van der List, Marijn. 2017. Health insurance, a friend in need? Evidence from financial and health diaries in Kenya. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1664. Washington, D.C. http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/131360

Hoddinott, John F.; Ahmed, Akhter; Karachiwalla, Naureen; and Roy, Shalini. Nutrition behaviour change communication causes sustained effects on IYCN knowledge in two cluster-randomised trials in Bangladesh. Maternal and Child Nutrition. Article in Press. First published online August 7, 2017: https://doi.org/10.1111/mcn.12498

Kramer, Berber. 2017. Cooking contests for healthier recipes: Impacts on nutrition knowledge and behaviors in Bangladesh. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1661. Washington, D.C. http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/131357

Kramer, Berber; Ceballos, Francisco; Hufkens, Koen; Melaas, Eli; Mishra, Azad; Mann, Michael; Toor, Mann S.; Robles, Miguel. 2017. Picture-based crop insurance: Is it feasible? Using farmers’ smartphone pictures to minimize the costs of loss verification. Project Note 1. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institue (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/131370

Kramer, Berber; Ceballos, Francisco; Krupoff, Matthew; Toor, Mann S.; Mishra, Azad; Karekar, Siddesh; and Robles, Miguel. 2017. Picture-based insurance: Is it sustainable? Effects on willingness to pay, adverse selection, and moral hazard. Project Note 2. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/131380 

Narayanan, Sudha; Das, Upasak; Liu, Yanyan; and Barrett, Christopher B. 2017. The “Discouraged Worker Effect” in public works programs: Evidence from the MGNREGA in India. World Development 100 (December 2017): 31-44. (Available online 18 September 2017) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.07.024