The intervention was an informational session about weather insurance. The intervention included different specifications implemented at the village level (price and default variation) and within the village level through rounds (time and information variation).
Village I: All households face the same price for insurance.
Village II: Households face 1 of 7 different price options for purchasing insurance.
Within Village I:
Village I - Buy default: Households must opt-out of purchasing insurance.
Village I - No buy default: Households must opt-in to purchasing insurance.
At the village level, for both Villages I and II, information sessions took place in two rounds with two types of sessions being offered simultaneously in each round. In the second round of informational sessions, three types of further information were offered.
Simple1: A 20 minute informational session with information provided solely on the insurance contract. This was followed by the option to take-up insurance.
Intensive1: A 45 minute informational session with information provided on the insurance contract, along with an explanation on how insurance works and its benefits. This was followed by the option to take-up insurance.
Round 2 sessions were the same as Round 1 sessions, with a variety of additional information included.
Simple2/Intensive2 - No Info: No additional information was offered.
Simple2/Intensive2 - Overall: Participants were told how many participants had attended the first round of sessions, and how many households had taken up the insurance. They were then offered the option to take-up the insurance.
Simple2/Intensive2 - Individual: Participants were provided with a nominal list of all individuals who had taken up the insurance in the first round. They were then offered the option to take-up the insurance.