Promoting Productive Inclusion and Resilience among the Poor: Multi-country RCT of the Sahel Adaptive Social Protection Program

The Sahel Adaptive Social Protection Program includes a regional activity that supports country-level safety net programs to design, implement and evaluate productive accompanying measures to promote productive inclusion and resilience among the poor in the Sahel. A large-scale multi-country randomized control trial is being conducted as part of the program. A package of productive measures, including community sensitization on aspirations, life and business skills training, VSLA, a grant, and coaching, will be evaluated in four countries in the Sahel (Burkina Faso, Mauritania, and Niger.)