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Reflections from the Ethiopia Productive Safety Net Program

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Vincenzo Vinci
UNICEF Ethiopia, Social Policy Specialist

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Reflections from the Ethiopia Productive Safety Net Program

  1. 1. Reflections from the Ethiopia Productive Safety Net Program Vincenzo Vinci UNICEF Ethiopia, Social Policy Specialist
  2. 2. Social Protection: From Protection to Production IN SCT: “Cash transfer” component • The Improved Nutrition through Integrated Basic Social Services and Social Cash Transfer (IN-SCT) is pilot is a 3-year pilot within the umbrella of PSNP4 covering 6000 HHs • Designed to promote integrated delivery of social services and targets TDS and PDS component of PSNP • Soft-conditionalities for Temporary Direct Clients to attend PNC and ANC care, BCC sessions & for PWs to attend BCC sessions
  3. 3. IN SCT: “plus” component What • BCC sessions on ante & post natal care, child growth monitoring, IYCF, immunization etc. by HEWs for TDS & PWs • Linkage to Nutrition & Health services for TDS & PDS • Nutrition sensitive agricultural activities for PW, TDS & PDS • Birth registration for TDS & PDS • Schooling for children of TDS & PDS Why • To make PSNP Nutrition sensitive • These services are prioritized in Govt. Policies (SP Policy, NNP & HSTP) • Services that can be delivered at decentralized levels • Improve access to basic services.
  4. 4. Social Protection: From Protection to Production Institutional arrangements • Programme delivered through MoLSA, MoANR and MoH • Multi-Sectoral Coordination structures exist at all levels to support service delivery • A Case Management MIS is developed to facilitate linkage to social services • DWG platform exists for regular updates on the implementation & to facilitate scale up.
  5. 5. Social Protection: From Protection to Production Evidence on IN SCT • Robust Impact Evaluation • Increased Linkages to Basic Services • Enhanced Capacity of MoLSA to manage PDS • GSD and Nutrition Mainstreamed in the entire PSNP • Systems Strengthened and Institutionalized
  6. 6. Social Protection: From Protection to Production Scale-up and Way forward • Lessons & elements of IN SCT incorporated into new ISNP pilot interventions and inform the PSNP5 design • SNNPR currently scaling up the IN SCT activities to 3 more Woredas (fully government funded) • GSD trainings were implemented in all new CiNUS woredas in 2018 and PSNP • SWs engagement related to effective case management of PDS and TDS clients may become solid part of PSNP5 PIM • Nutrition sensitive social protection and cash plus is part of the national agenda and national social protection policy
  7. 7. Thank you !!! አመሰግናለሁ

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