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Improving food security in Ethiopia

February 3, 2016

Since 2005, under the Productive Safety Nets Program (PSNP), the World Bank has been supporting the Government of Ethiopia to put in place robust systems that respond to chronic vulnerability. The program provides regular cash and/or food transfers to roughly eight million people in more than 318 food insecure districts, people who would otherwise be included in the humanitarian appeal for food aid. While able-bodied individuals earn wages for working on public works projects six months out of the year, those who are unable to work are given direct grants throughout the year.