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Technical support to the Kenyan Livestock Insurance Program (KLIP)

Provision of technical assistance for the implementation of the Kenya Livestock Insurance Program (KLIP)



Building on the longstanding Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) program that first launched in Marsabit County of Northern Kenya as a pilot in January 2010, the Kenya Livestock Insurance Program (KLIP) represents the Government of Kenya’s commitment to sustainably scale the provision of IBLI across all the 14 Arid Counties of Kenya where the pastoral production system is the dominant livelihood and drought related livestock mortality – the risk that IBLI contracts cover – is the main source of vulnerability.

Have been invited to offer technical assistance to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries to support the establishment of a large scale public private partnership for agricultural insurance, the World Bank Group worked closely with the ILRI IBLI team under the livestock insurance component led by the State Department of Livestock.  That work culminated in the launch of the KLIP program in October 2015 with initial cover offered to 5,000 households in Turkana and Wajir counties.

Leveraging ILRIs experience and expertise in pioneering the IBLI program, this project supports ILRI to offer technical and implementation assistance to the State Department of Livestock and her stakeholders to drive the sustainable scaling of KLIP across the intended 14 Arid Counties.


With a generally broad mandate and leeway to adapt the best fit model for supporting the development of the KLIP program over the project’s term, the following summarizing some of the core elements of contribution. 

1. Support institutional capacity: Support the building of institutional capacity within the State Department of Livestock KLIP Program Management Unit and help develop and coordinate strategic partnerships among stakeholders (County governments, insurers, reinsurers, financial institutions, data providers, regulators etc).

2. Product design: Develop and continuously enhance product design for livestock insurance in close consultation with private insurers and the State Department of Livestock (SDL), and build generalized capacity to design, monitor and execute KLIP contracts.

3. Stakeholder education and awareness creation: Design extension tools and support training, education and awareness creation campaigns for informed participation and uptake

4. Monitoring and Evaluation: Support the State Department of Livestock to develop a monitoring and evaluation framework and assist in its execution.

5. Knowledge Management: Develop knowledge management products to communicate the key lessons learned under KLIP to other governments and interested stakeholders in the region and beyond.




World Bank Group, State Department of Livestock & KLIP Stakeholders


World Bank Group


January 2016 - Current



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