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AMA Innovation Lab Joins the Microinsurance Network

October 02, 2018
The AMA Innovation Lab has just joined the Microinsurance Network, a worldwide leader in bringing together microinsurance experts to promote effective risk management tools to meet global development objectives.

Africa-based Think Tank Event Highlights the Role of Evidence in Development Policy

August 08, 2018
More than 300 leaders from world governments, the donor community, researchers and the private sector participated in the ICED “Evidence to Action Conference 2018” in Nairobi on July 24-25 to enhance sustainable collaboration and knowledge sharing and to reinforce demand-driven, evidence-based policy.

A Research Collaboration in Kenya Seeks Durable Empowerment for Women

March 07, 2018

Poverty graduation programs, which transfer assets and skills, can set women on a path toward higher income and greater empowerment at home, but in the arid rural parts of northern Kenya drought can force these women to liquidate their gains so the family can survive.

New Tool Measures the Real Value of Agricultural Index Insurance

March 05, 2018

When I think about access to finance for smallholder farmers, I always think of my host father from my time in The Gambia as a Peace Corps Volunteer. At the time, I was frustrated that he would not adopt improved seeds that were more expensive but that could increase productivity.