Presentation: Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Program

Ethiopia has long been one of the largest recipients of emergency food aid in Africa. In 2005, the Government of Ethiopia revised its strategy of distributing food aid. Some of these included: emergency appeals replaced with a standing safety net in areas suffering from chronic food insecurity, focusing on new program to provide more reliable and timely support to chronically food insecure households across the country, and increasing funding for complementary programs to foster graduation from the safety net.

This presentation is based on AMA Innovation Lab projects for the Poverty Traps Conference. This conference is a gathering point for USAID and other development assistant agencies to connect the poor to economic growth.

This presentation was presented by John Hoddinott from IFPRI on February 26, 2009 at Washington, DC.