This project will examine the asset-related determinant and the impacts of the participation of small farmers and farmer organizations in modern versus traditional market channels in Indonesia and Nicaragua.
The research will focus on developing simple, flexible and inclusive index insurance products, and learning how to link them with savings or credit to reduce the impact of basis risk inherent in any index product.
This project aims to combine the market linkage services of a highly reputable private sector brokerage firm with high‐frequency data collection, an innovative digital trading platform and a set of contractual guarantees for smallholder farmers in Uganda.
This collaborative project will explore how risk-reducing technology, motivated and dedicated savings and indexed pre-approved lines of credit can be combined to provide protection against risk to reduce poverty.
This project analyzes three institutional innovations with potential of increasing the competitiveness of the smallholder sector: fair trade, the linking of insurance to credit, and the use of credit bureaus in microfinance lending.
This project seeks to improve access for the poor by identifying mechanisms that create incomplete access, which innovations are effective at expanding access, and finally in looking at the welfare implications of expanded financial services.