Project Timing

2013 and 2015




Kilimanjaro Region Tanzania


Amsterdam Institute of International Development (AIID) and AIGHD

Current Status



The Amsterdam Institute for International Development (AIID), together with the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) are implementing an impact evaluation of the Kilimanjaro Native Cooperative Union Health Plan (KNCU HP), one of the Health Insurance Fund programs rolled out by the PharmAccess Foundation in four countries in Sub-Sahara Africa. As part of this impact evaluation, in 2013 EDI conducted a large-scale baseline survey that collects socio-economic, health and biomedical information from around 1,500 coffee-growing households in the Kilimanjaro region. Some of these farmers will be provided the insurance product and other not. A follow-up survey with the same households was conducted in early 2015.

The study aims to quantify the impact of the project by comparing differences between treatment and control groups. Take-up is a key concern in micro-insurance and this study aims to study it by comparing farmers in treatment villages who did not purchase insurance to those that did. The study intends to make a contribution to the literature on micro-insurance as well as providing immediate feedback to the implementing partner of the KNCU Health Plan.


EDI implemented the follow-up survey in early 2015.

The baseline report can be accessed here.