Strengthening the humanity and dignity of people in crisis through knowledge and practice
By Daniel Maxwell, Bapu Vaitla, Girmay Tesfay, and Nigussie Abadi
The USAID funded PSNP Plus project ‘Linking Poor Rural Households to Microfinance and Markets in Ethiopia’ ended in December 2011. The PSNP Plus was designed as a three-year project in support of the Government of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP), which provides food and or cash to chronically food insecure households in exchange for labor on rural infrastructure projects, or direct transfers to households unable to participate in physical labor activities.
MILK MATTERS The Impact of Dry Season Livestock Support on Milk Supply and Child Nutrition in Somali Region, Ethiopia
By Kate Sadler, Emily Mitchard, Abdulahi Abdi, Yoseph Shiferaw, Gezu Bekele, and Andrew Catley May 2012
Launched in 2005, the Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) is one of the government of Ethiopia’s important policy initiatives to move millions of critically food-insecure people in rural areas from recurrent emergency aid into a more secure livelihood by smoothing consumption requirements and protecting and, to some extent, building assets through cash-based interventions. The PSNP was designed to assist chronically or “predictably” food-insecure households as opposed to households affected by transitory food deficits as a result of a specific event.
Research Program on Livelihoods Change over Time
Study Team: Daniel Maxwell, Jennifer Coates, Girum Tadesse, Fayera Abdissa, Shimelis Hailu, Eyasu Shishigu, Woldegebrial Zeweld Nugussie, Kinfe Mezgebe, Abraha Gebrekiros
This report presents the findings of the first stage of an assessment of the PSNP Plus project in Sire and Dodota woredas. These assessments are part of a broader longitudinal impact study of the PSNP Plus project, which aims to link poor rural households to microfinance and markets, as a strategy to assist people in accumulating assets, and graduating from the Government of Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP).
Research Program on Livelihoods Change over Time
By Jennifer Coates, Daniel Maxwell, Girum Tadesse, Shimelis Hailu, Woldegebrial Zeweld Nugussie, and Abraha Gebrekiros
Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) programs encompass many different kinds of activities, but share the fundamental objective of enhancing the capacity of vulnerable communities to identify, reduce and manage risk, whether it be at the local, regional or national level.
By Andy Catley and Alula Iyasu
This report describes a rapid, combined livelihoods and conflict analysis in Shinile Zone, Somali Region of Ethiopia, conducted in March and April 2010. An underlying question for the analysis was the extent to which aid actors should integrate peace-building and livelihoods programming as part of long-term development strategies for the Zone.
Baseline and Mid-term Assessment of the PSNP Plus Project in Doba
John Burns, Solomon Bogale, and Gezu Bekele
This report presents the findings of the first two stages of an assessment of the PSNP Plus project in Doba woreda in West Hararghe.
These assessments are part of a broader longitudinal impact study of the PSNP Plus project, which targets poor, rural households in food insecure areas that benefit from the Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP).
Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) programs
encompass many different kinds of activities, but share the fundamental
objective of enhancing the capacity of vulnerable communities to identify,
reduce and manage risk, whether it be at the local, regional or national
level. Ethiopia is one of the most food-insecure countries in the world,
but only recently has the food security problem begun to be understood
in terms of a complete analysis of livelihoods, rather than simply a food
Children that live in pastoralist areas of Africa are increasingly referred to as some of the most nutritionally vulnerable in the world. In Somali Region Ethiopia, levels of global acute malnutrition among young children are regularly reported to rise above 15%; the level defined as a nutritional emergency by the World Health Organization. Yet, from work going back many decades in the Region, we know that animal milk; one of the most nutritionally complete foods in the world, plays an extremely important role in the diets of these children.
The Pastoralist Livelihoods Initiative (PLI) is a two-year program funded by USAID Ethiopia which combines field level implementation and learning in pastoral areas, with the development of national guidelines for livelihoods-based livestock relief interventions with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. From late 2005 into 2006 a severe drought affected some pastoral areas of southern Ethiopia, and PLI government and NGO partners intervened with various types of livestock-related assistance.
A REPORT FOR THE U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
This report was funded by the USAID/DCHA/OFDA and USAID/Ethiopia, with additional support from the Mellon Foundation.