Risk characterizes everyday life for many of the world’s poorest households. These households are more likely to be located in environments where livelihoods are highly susceptible to weather and price variability and where health risks are pervasive. Reducing the risks faced by poor households, and enabling poor households to better deal with adverse events when they do occur, is essential to improving their welfare in the short run and their opportunities for income growth in the long run. IFPRI’s agricultural risk management work seeks to reduce the vulnerability of poor households to market- and environmentally-driven shocks through the appropriate design of institutions, policies, and technological innovations.

See all IFPRI's work regarding risk management.

Download the 2020 Vision Brief on Innovations in Insuring the Poor.

Download the IFPRI Discussion Paper on Flexible Insurance for Hetereogeneous Farmers.

Download the IFPRI Discussion Paper on Weather Index Insurance in Ethiopia.

Watch the IFPRI Policy Seminar on Innovations in Insuring Poor People.

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