Ethiopia Rural Productive Safety Net Project (WB-P163438)

  • Ethiopia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Sep 14, 2017
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation (MoFEC)
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Finance
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 600.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 1,856.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Sep 29, 2017

Disclosed by Bank May 17, 2017

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.
The development objective of the Rural Productive Safety Net Project for Ethiopia is to support the Government of Ethiopia in improving the effectiveness and scalability of its rural safety net system. The project comprises of three components. The first component, safety net transfers for food insecure households in rural areas is focused on the delivery of predictable and timely transfers (both regular transfers to core clients and transfers to households in response to shocks). The second component, enhanced access to complementary livelihood services will support the livelihood interventions that are currently carried out under the Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) for chronically food insecure households. The third component, institutional support to strengthen systems for the rural productive safety net will support activities to strengthen the government’s institutions, human resources, and systems to enable: (a) the effective targeting of safety net resources to both chronically and transitorily food insecure households; (b) the timely delivery of predictable safety net support in the form of cash or food; (c) scaling-up of safety net support in response to drought to eligible households; (d) interventions to increase the productive nature of the program, specifically the quality of the public works (PW) and delivery of livelihood support; (e) the existence of an effective system for managing complaints (grievance redress) and processes to hear feedback from beneficiary communities (social accountability); and (f) robust monitoring and evaluation (M and E) of these systems and the impacts of this support on households and communities.
Investment Description
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Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources (MoANR) Ato Berhanu Woldemichale Director, Food Security Coordination ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at:

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