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Social Protection Digital Resources

A consortium consisting of the Development Planning Unit (DPU) of University College, University of London (UCL) , Adi Grat University in Northern Ethiopia and the Pastoral and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa (PENHA) have secured a grant of €301,436 from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). The project name is the Social Protection for Inclusive Development in Afar Region of Ethiopia (SPIDA).

The overall aim of this two-year SPIDA project is to evaluate existing policies and practices and to come up with new and alternative options to accelerate livelihood improvement among the Pastoralist of Afar Region in Ethiopia.

The project focuses on designing ways by which inclusive growth could better be attained through different measures of social protection. It will do this by assessing the social institutions and the impacts of the Productive Safety Net Program in the Afar Region by mapping out challenges and policy learning opportunities.

Therefore, this section is developed to complement the research work in progress and make available the resoureces related to social protection, safety net, pastoralism and rural development to the wider reader who can use the materials for their research and policy formulation processes. The section are categorised on Ethiopia, Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and Global perspectives. 


This section of the website, the digital library on social protection is supported by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). NWO is the funding organisation for the Social Protection for Inclusive Development in Afar Region of Ethiopia (SPIDA)