Knowledge Note

The aftermath of drought weighs heavily on Ethiopians. But aligning overall disaster risk management (DRM) with the country’s Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) allows for the most vulnerable individuals to have an opportunity to establish a safeguard system to protect their household savings from future drought risks. The program, administered by Ethiopia’s Ministry of Agriculture and supported by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and the World Bank, provides food or cash transfers to households in chronically food-insecure districts in exchange for labor-intensive public works, while labor-poor households receive unconditional “direct for support” cash transfers.

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