Ethiopia Rural Productive Safety Net Project (WB-P163438)

  • Ethiopia
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Sep 14, 2017
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 600.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 1,856.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Sep 29, 2017

Disclosed by Bank May 17, 2017

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Project 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

Contact Information
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: