The Productive Safety-Net Programme, launched in 2005, is an important policy initiative by government and donors to shift millions of chronically food-insecure rural people from recurrent emergency food aid to a more secure and predictable, and largely cash-based, form of social protection.
During 2006 three linked studies were commissioned by DFID Ethiopia to assess the first phase of implementation and to provide recommendations for the second phase, starting in 2007. ODI led on two of these studies: a) on the targeting of the programme, and b) on policy, programme and institutional linkages. The draft reports were presented and discussed at regional (sub-national) workshops supported by the World Bank. The Institute of Development Studies led on the third report.
This study considers the linkages between PSNP and other programmes that enable maximum benefit for PSNP beneficiaries. It aims to assess the degree to which beneficiaries access Government/donor programs and services in conjunction with the PSNP.
This report reviews the targeting design, implementation and outcomes of the Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) in its first year to eighteen months of operation.