This paper demonstrates that there are potentially large returns to social protection policy that stakes out a productive safety net below the vulnerable and keeps them from slipping into a poverty trap.
This report describes the strategy that will be implemented in the evaluation of the SKY Micro Health Insurance program in rural Cambodia. This document is an update to the evaluation design presented in the proposal to BASIS dated January 25th, 2007.
This paper describes the contract design and institutional features of an innovative rainfall insurance policy offered to smallholder farmers in rural India, and presents preliminary evidence on the determinants of insurance participation.
This paper brieﬂy discusses some feasible estimation strategies for empirically identifying poverty traps and long-term, persistent structural poverty, as well as relevant extensions of the popular Foster-Greer-Thorbecke class of poverty measures.