Guide / Toolkit

A Practical Guide to Impact Assessments in Microinsurance

Evaluating the efficiency of microinsurance products as a risk management tool for low-income people

This book guides academic scholars, microinsurance practitioners, donors, and policy makers in designing and carrying out high-quality impact evaluations in microinsurance. It provides an understanding of what needs to be considered for rigorous impact evaluations, and also discusses the strengths, weaknesses, objectives, and limitations of different experimental designs. The book addresses the challenges of turning study designs into practice and explains how to best draw conclusions from given results, create reports, and disseminate findings. It also proposes a set of core impact and outcome indicators which can provide a standard framework for all impact evaluations in microinsurance. The book covers the following sections in detail:

  • Introduction to impact assessments in microinsurance with a focus on the meaning of microinsurance, why and how does impact happen, and lessons from impact assessments;
  • Approaches to impact assessments in microinsurance with a focus on experimental designs, non-experimental methodologies, and qualitative designs;
  • Planning and conducting impact assessments in microinsurance with a focus on defining indicators, core outcomes and impacts, and operationalizing impact evaluation;
  • Results of impact assessment studies including systematic reviews.

About this Publication

By Radermacher, R. , Roth, K. (Eds.)