Sonia Akter

The influence of gender and product design on farmers’ preferences for weather-indexed crop insurance

Theoretically, weather-index insurance is an effective risk reduction option for small-scale farmers in low income countries. Renewed policy and donor emphasis on bridging gender gaps in development also emphasizes the potential social safety net benefits that weather-index insurance could bring to women farmers who are disproportionately vulnerable to climate change risk and have low adaptive.. Read More

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waterENVpollution

Determinants of willingness to pay for safe drinking water: a case study in Bangladesh

The aims of the current study are to estimate the economic value of arsenic safe drinking water in rural Bangladesh and to identify the determinants of household willingness to pay (WTP) for safe drinking water. In this study, households living in different highly arsenic concentrated areas in Bangladesh were asked for their WTP for the.. Read More

The impacts of food price and income shocks on household food security and economic well-being: Evidence from rural Bangladesh

This paper examines the combined impacts of food price and income shocks on household food security and economic well-being in low-income rural communities. Using longitudinal survey data of 1800 rural households from 12 districts of Bangladesh over the period 2007–2009, we estimated a three-stage hierarchical logit model to identify the key sources of household food.. Read More

Elsevier
JBS

Farmers’ willingness to pay for irrigation water under government managed small scale irrigation projects in Bangladesh

The study attempts to determine the economic value of irrigation water in a government managed small scale irrigation project (GMSSIP) by eliciting farmers’ willingness to pay (WTP) using contingent valuation method (CVM) in the form of single bounded closed ended WTP questions. Agricultural farmers in the study area, who currently largely depend on privately owned.. Read More

The poverty–vulnerability–resilience nexus: Evidence from Bangladesh

Abstract Vulnerability and resilience lie at the core of the new paradigm governing natural disaster risk management frameworks. However, empirical understandings of socio-economic resilience and its links with poverty and vulnerability are limited. This paper presents an empirical investigation of socio-economic resilience to natural disasters in a tropical cyclone-prone coastal community in Bangladesh. The results.. Read More

Ecology
microInsurance

The Role of Microinsurance as a Safety Net Against Environmental Risks in Bangladesh

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) identifies Bangladesh as one of the countries that will be hardest hit by the anticipated effects of climate change. The poorest people are the most vulnerable, as they do not have sufficient means to cope with environmental risks. In the absence of effective safety nets, poor people become.. Read More

Is there a commercially viable market for crop insurance in rural Bangladesh?

The study aims to assess the commercial viability of a potential crop insurance market in Bangladesh. In a large scale household survey, agricultural farm households were asked for their preferences for a hypothetical crop insurance scheme using double bounded (DB) contingent valuation (CV) method. Both revenue and production cost based indemnity payment approaches were applied to assess the commercial.. Read More

Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change
disasters

Exploring the feasibility of private micro flood insurance provision in Bangladesh

This paper aims to contribute to the debate on the feasibility of the provision of micro flood insurance as an effective tool for spreading disaster risks in developing countries and examines the role of the institutional–organisational framework in assisting the design and implementation of such a micro flood insurance market. In Bangladesh, a private insurance.. Read More

The poverty-vulnerability-resilience nexus: Evidence from Bangladesh

Vulnerability and resilience lie at the core of the new paradigm governing natural disaster risk management frameworks. However, empirical understandings of socio-economic resilience and its links with poverty and vulnerability are limited. This paper presents an empirical investigation of socio-economic resilience to natural disasters in a tropical cyclone-prone coastal community in Bangladesh. The results indicate.. Read More

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