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Ethiopia - Rural Safety Net Project : social assessment : Enhanced social assessment and consultation (English)

The development objective of the Rural Safety Net Project for Ethiopia is to support the government of Ethiopia in improving the effectiveness and scalability of its rural safety net system. Some of the negative impacts and mitigation measures include: (i) undertake review and tailored targeting approach for pastoral areas to take into account the current dynamics in the pastoral areas; (ii) Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) model needs to operate in a more flexible ‘PWs-vs-transfer’ manner in the pastoral areas in order to respond to short term weather patterns, and to ensure that transfers experience no delays; (iii) undertake multi-pronged approach including a review of Public Work (PW) labour requirements in terms of both timing, extent and nature of the work for PW participating women; (iv) consider role of regional and zonal level structures in building capacity of relevant bodies and provide supportive supervision to Woreda level implementers; (v) consult with communities and undertake sound market analysis to inform context appropriate transfer modalities; (vi) ensure adherence to provision of the PIM that require implementation of flexible PW calendar corresponding to local seasons when labour demand is at the lowest, and does not interfere with the agricultural/pastoral engagements of the concerned communities; (vi) ensure awareness around importance of targeting women for livelihoods support activities; and (vii) Introduce participatory monitoring and evaluation (PME) mechanisms, including Social Accountability tools.


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    Beyene,Samrawit Girma

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    Enhanced social assessment and consultation

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Beyene,Samrawit Girma

Ethiopia - Rural Safety Net Project : social assessment : Enhanced social assessment and consultation (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.