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Synopsis: Economy-wide impacts of the Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP)


  • Filipski, Mateusz
  • Taylor, J. Edward
  • Abegaz, Getachew Ahmed
  • Ferede, Tadele
  • Taffesse, Alemayehu Seyoum
  • Diao, Xinshen


The findings from this study reveal that, on an economy-wide ba-sis, the benefits of PSNP significantly exceed the cost of PSNP transfers. New income created by PSNP benefits households that do not receive cash transfers; these non-beneficiaries benefit as markets transmit PSNP impacts to them through local and national markets. Documenting the total benefits, including benefits to non-beneficiaries, is critical to garner support for PSNP. Our analysis shows that PSNP achieves both social and productive goals by raising income in beneficiary households while stimulating local and national production. This should be good news to both finance and social welfare ministries.

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  • Filipski, Mateusz & Taylor, J. Edward & Abegaz, Getachew Ahmed & Ferede, Tadele & Taffesse, Alemayehu Seyoum & Diao, Xinshen, 2016. "Synopsis: Economy-wide impacts of the Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP)," ESSP research notes 57, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  • Handle: RePEc:fpr:essprn:57

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    1. Hirvonen,Kalle Valtteri & Hoddinott,John, 2020. "Beneficiary Views on Cash and In-Kind Payments : Evidence from Ethiopia's Productive Safety," Policy Research Working Paper Series 9125, The World Bank.

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    ETHIOPIA; EAST AFRICA; AFRICA SOUTH OF SAHARA; AFRICA; food security; famine; hunger; econometrics; spillover effects; social protection; social safety nets; economy wide effects;

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