Before Crisis Hits: Can Public Works Programs Increase Food Security?

Reports
Sectors:
Food Security, Social Protection
Organization:
World Bank Group (WBG)
Author:
Berhane, G., Hoddinott, J., Kuman, N., Taffesse, AS., Marcus, A.
Regions:
Africa
Publication Dates:
September, 2012
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​From the World Bank's Human Development Network's from EVIDENCE to POLICY series, this paper summarizes an evaluation of the ongoing Ethiopian Productive Safety Net Programme's (PSNP) public works component. The public works employment program was designed to improve year-round food security to the poorest households, with a complementary initiative to build household agricultural assets to help families better provide for themselves. The evaluation of this component found that food security was improved, as was the household's ability to manage risks year-round. Before crisis hits: Can public works programs increase food security? (pdf)

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