BASIC Research in Country Focus: Ethiopia

This note summarises the work that Better Assistance in Crises (BASIC) Research is carrying out in Ethiopia, as of November 2022. BASIC Research is a FCDO funded programme examining why, how and when to use social protection approaches in protracted crises, to more effectively support vulnerable populations in coping with acute shocks as well as strengthening their livelihoods in the longer-term. While BASIC Research is working across over 11 countries, work in Ethiopia focusses on two projects. The first assesses how PSNP delivery systems relate to wider responses to conflict, displacement and return; the second project examines the role of social assistance in supporting livelihoods and climate resilience. The research is carried out by a team from Dadimos Consultants, Laterite, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) (the University of Sussex), and other Ethiopian researchers.