3ie Impact Evaluation Report 55

The Productive Safety Net Programme in Ethiopia: impacts on children’s schooling, labour and nutritional status

3ie Impact Evaluation Report 55

http://doi.org/10.23846/tw11079


This study examines whether Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme (PNSP) has had additional impacts on children’s schooling, labour and nutrition. The PSNP contains a mix of public works employment and unconditional transfers. The study identified effects of participation in the public works programme by coming outcomes of PSNP beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries. The impact of PSNP on children’s schooling and labour outcomes vary across years.  Researchers found no evidence that the PSNP reduces chronic or acute undernutrition.

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