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The two tracks of Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Program

Created on 21 October 2016
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Ethiopia's flagship Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) d elivers cash and/or food transfers to 7-8 million rural Ethiopians for six months every year, either through Public Works (85%) or for free as Direct Support (15%).

Critics of the program claim that the transfers create a culture of dependency. Another criticism of the program is that with employment generation as the key concern, planning of the public works is not optimal. 

Designers and implementors of the programme explain why it has to have its a 2-track approach: creating long-term assets through the public works programme, and at the same time reach out to the most vulnerable in urgent need of cash/food transfers.   

More info: http://www.research4cap.org/ 
Produced by: MetaMeta and Mekelle University
Year: 2016
Language: English
Region: Ethiopia, East Africa



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