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2018-08-14 | Peer Reviewed

Do Safety Net Transfers Improve Diets and Reduce Undernutrition? Evidence from Rural Ethiopia

Gebreheiwot, Tagel and Carolina Castilla. 2018. “Do Safety Net Transfers Improve Diets and Reduce Undernutrition? Evidence from Rural Ethiopia.” The Journal of Development Studies : .
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This paper we examine the impact of the Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) on
household dietary diversity and child nutrition using both waves of the Ethiopian Socioeconomic Survey. It uses various methodologies. Results indicate consistently that PSNP has not had the desired effect on household dietary diversity or child nutrition regardless of model specification or methodology, suggesting that
perhaps the transfers need to be paired with additional interventions such as information about nutrition.