The Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) Plus project was designed as a three-year program in support of the Government of Ethiopia’s program that 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.

The program was initially implemented in nine pilot woredas in Tigray, Amhara, Oromia, and Dire Dawa regional states, with the overall goal of building household resilience and household assets to make households food secure. To achieve this goal, the PSNP Plus used market-driven approaches to assist households to diversify their livelihoods, build assets, and link to financial services and markets.  A consortium of six international and national NGO’s, led by CARE, implemented the program. The impact assessments contributed by the Feinstein International Center offer a number of recommendations for real-time adjustments based on the findings.

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