Using a Digital Game to Strengthen the Design and Update of Pastoralist Index Insurance

Date published: Aug. 1, 2020

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The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Markets, Risk, and Resilience (MRR Lab) developed an experimental, digitized game to try to make the value proposition for insurance more relatable to pastoralists. Instead of using theoretical arguments about hypothetical situations and risk, Sim Pastoralist takes players through a realistic journey across multiple seasons as a pastoralist, giving them the opportunity to virtually experience up to 100 seasons as they make different decisions about insurance and observe the long-term consequences.

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