Social Protection Implementation Issues in Ethiopia: Client Households' Perceived Enablers and Constrainers of the Productive Safety Net Program

Melisew Dejene Lemma, Logan Cochrane
2020 Societies  
Social protection programs need to be suited to the specific context within which they are implemented. To minimize barriers and constraints in implementation, program design needs to integrate and respond to the views of client households and potential beneficiaries, ideally with on-going feedback mechanisms to better respond both to constrainers and to enablers. In order to provide evidence regarding constrainers and enablers in Ethiopia's safety net program, we conducted a household survey
more » ... assess policy-backed efforts for social protection service delivery. This paper outlines client households' perceived enablers and constrainers regarding the implementing of the Productive Safety Net Program, Africa's second largest safety net. The findings suggest that client households have identified enablers and constrainers from their lived experience that could be used as a feedback mechanism and as input for future program design. The findings could foster better outcomes in program implementation.
doi:10.3390/soc10030069 doaj:1915e99018734d93ad75746085c2ffc8 fatcat:ajst6glnlfbkjju5nvooofu5wu