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Maximizing the impacts of social protection: the “Cash Plus” approach

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Experience from the pilot project: Productive safety nets as a tool to reinforce the resilience in the Sahel” (April 2015 – Feb 2017)
Sidy Gueye NIANG, FAO Ethiopia

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Maximizing the impacts of social protection: the “Cash Plus” approach

  1. 1. SIDE EVENT # Maximizing the impacts of social protection: the “Cash Plus” approach Experience from the pilot project: Productive safety nets as a tool to reinforce the resilience in the Sahel” (April 2015 – Feb 2017) Sidy Gueye NIANG, FAO Ethiopia
  2. 2. Social Protection: From Protection to Production Programme description: the cash transfer Total HH assisted: 1,400 very poor households with children under five, marginalized minorities and women Targeting method: Community- based targeting using HEA criteria Training: • nutrition education & culinary demonstration Objectives of the project Increasing the resilience to shocks Knowledge generating on the impact of cash +
  3. 3. Social Protection: From Protection to Production Programme description: the cash + transfer Total HH assisted: 1,400 very poor households with children under five, marginalized minorities and women Targeting method: Community- based targeting using HEA criteria Training: • livestock breeding, • Zoo-technical and animal health assistance and monitoring missions, • livelihood and production capacity training Objective of the project Increasing the resilience to shocks Knowledge generating on the impact of cash + Training: • nutrition education & culinary demonstration
  4. 4. Project Partner portfolio Knowledge generating institutes Private sector (microfinance institutions) Animal health and livestock production decentralized office Social development decentralized office International and national NGO Institutional arrangements • Single project linked with local services providers • Partnership with Government decentralized services • Sharing of findings in social protection coordination space to feed policy debate
  5. 5. Social Protection: From Protection to Production What does the evidence say? PDM & market survey - 30% +72% Livestock income 5% 16% HH FS Access Score 70% 49% Dietary diversity score of women 6% 0% Dietary diversity score of children + - Evolutionofindicator
  6. 6. Upscaling successful pilot & building blocks • Social protection (cash +) packages for resilience building linked to national response plan • Develop graduation pathways for effective poverty reduction • Ensure harmonized tools and aligned planning processes and policy • Develop new generation of agricultural programmes that are flexible and social protection sensitive • Support institutional capacity building Final remarks / recommendations Build on lessons learned to …
  7. 7. Thank you !!! አመሰግናለሁ From Protection to Production

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