Nutrition and Scalable Safety Nets in Ethiopia: Strengthening the contribution of the PSNP shock responsive component to the management of malnutrition

This summary presents the main conclusions and recommendations from an assessment conducted by N4D and CHC commissioned by the Building Resilience in Ethiopia (BRE) project. Please see the Options Paper for more detail. The assessment explored ways to strengthen the contribution of the PSNP Shock Responsive Component (SRC) to the prevention of malnutrition through improved (i) operational practices and (ii) the use of nutrition information in early warning. Possible ways forward are outlined below in relation to these two issues. In addition, the need for scalable programmes in other sectors alongside the PSNP and a strengthened multi-sectoral nutrition information system, better linked to early warning, is also highlighted.