Kenya Livestock Insurance Programme - Successes and Lessons Learned by STA

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KLIP Infographic

Drought-related livestock mortality remains largely uninsured and threatens the livelihood of pastoralists in the Arid and Semi-Arid lands of Kenya. The government of Kenya launched an index-based livestock insurance, the so-called Kenya Livestock Insurance Program (KLIP) in 2015 as a viable tool for insuring pastoralists’ livestock against drought-related risks and hence reducing poverty as well as offering a measure for climate change adaptation.

 In order to support the successful operation of the KLIP program, the Alliance on Climate Risk Transfer Solutions presents the "Kenya Livestock Insurance Programme - Success and Lessons Learned" Infographic. This document was designed with the objective to provide an overall and easy-to-communicate understanding about the KLIP, and contains the most important data on the current coverage of the programme, the payouts made to date, the client's perception of the product, and the main challenges for the further expansion. 

If you are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the different activities that have supported the KLIP, please also visit the following Workshop websites: and for more information.

The Alliance on Climate Risk Transfer Solutions is a development partnership with the Swiss Reinsurance Company (Swiss Re) and is part of the programme that the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH implements on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).




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