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Assessment of graduation. A way forward brief

This short brief is based on the assessment report and summarises the key conclusions and describes the key agreements reached about the way forward.The Productive Safety Net Programme was launched in Ethiopia in February 2005. It has been linked with Other Food Security Programmes (OFSP), particularly household packages through credit, since 2006. The objective of these combined programmes (under the umbrella of the Food Security Programme) is to enable chronically food insecure households to improve their lives and, once they have achieved food sufficiency, to graduate from the PSNP. In 2007, representatives from federal and regional food security offices and development partners met to discuss what process should be employed to identify those households who have achieved food sufficiency and can therefore graduate from the programme. A Graduation Guidance Note was developed as a consequence of this workshop and was rolled out to regions and (districts) in 2008. This assessment provides a review of the experiences to-date of identifying households ready to exit the PSNP. There were three key components to the assessment:

  • Assess the system, processes and procedures that are currently being used to determine which households graduate from the PSNP
  • Assess whether or not households graduated from the PSNP had achieved food sufficiency, and assess changes to their livelihoods since their graduation
  • Make recommendations to improve the PSNP graduation system A short brief based on the assessment report summarises the key conclusions and describes the key agreements reached about the way forward.

the IDL group, AZ Consult Ethiopia, ODI - August 2010

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