RWI is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Position (m/f/d) in the new Policy Lab “Climate Change, Development and Migration”. The position will be part of the new research project “Rigorous Impact Evaluation of the Trigger-Based Agricultural Micro Insurance in Vietnam (InsureVietnam),” funded by the German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. The InsureVietnam project will focus on a market-ready agricultural insurance product for smallholder farm households in Vietnam that may be scaled up to the national level in the coming years. The project aims at generating methodologically rigorous evidence in four areas: (1) whether insurance enhances the climate resilience of households in rural Vietnam, (2) whether premium discounts encourage insurance uptake, (3) whether training on product understanding encourages insurance uptake, and (4) whether providing households with access to climate projections encourages insurance uptake. We will combine unique existing data – a household panel survey with eight waves serving as baseline – with a follow-up survey and several randomized controlled trials.
Further information can be found here.