Social protection among the Afar pastoralist communities in Ethiopia: Beyond survival towards transformation

From the findings of the Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) study of the 'Social Protection for Inclusive Development in Afar (SPIDA)' research project in Ethiopia, key policy directions are recommended that need to be considered by the government and development partners. These include the actions needed for expanding the PSNP in Afar region, understanding the regional differences, taking informal social networks into consideration, supplying provisions to sustain livestock and making emphasis on alternative income generation activities.