Australia - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, DFAT
Global Alliances for Social Protection - GIZ
Social Protection for Employment Community, SPEC

SPEC Infographic Series: Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) – Ethiopia

Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) is Ethiopia’s rural safety net for food-insecure households. Implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, PSNP engages able bodied members of eligible households in public works and provides unconditional cash transfer to families without labour capacity. Established under the umbrella of the National Food Security Program (FSP), the key rationale behind the program was to replace emergency assistance with a resilience-building approach for those households chronically food insecure and in those areas constantly receiving humanitarian aid. PSNP is one of the largest national social safety net programs in Africa, with a budget of U$ 2.6 billion for its phase 4 (2015-2020).

Social Protection for Employment Community (SPEC), supported by DFAT and GIZ, has published a series of 9 infographics on employment generation programs linked to social protection. These programs aim to boost productivity and income and build resilience of the poor. The objective of the infographics is to help readers learn the key features of these programs. They also provide links for further learning. This infographic on Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) – Ethiopia​ is one of the infographics published by SPEC.