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International Food Policy Research Institute

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World Vision and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) have partnered since 2016. As IFPRI provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries, both partners have a shared vision – a world free of poverty and hunger.  

In Ethiopia, World Vision implemented a project called “The Strengthening Productive Safety Nets Project 4 (PSNP4) Institutions and Resilience (SPIR)”. SPIR is a five-year “graduation model” social protection project (2016-2021) supporting implementation of the Phase 4 of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP4) as well as delivering complementary livelihood, nutrition, gender and natural resource management activities to strengthen the programme and expand its impacts. Under the funding from USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance and in close collaboration with the Government of Ethiopia, World Vision successfully implemented and completed SPIR in partnership with IFPRI, the Organization for Rehabilitation and Development in Amhara (ORDA) and CARE. The projected helped households in the PSNP4 coverage areas to achieve food security for their households through a combination of savings, diversifying their sources of income through income-generating activities, skills training and institutional capacity-building.  SPIR targeted more than 500,000 PNSP4 clients in 15 of the most vulnerable districts in Amhara and Oromia in Ethiopia.  

Follow these links to find out more about World Vision’s work on: 

Food Assistance     Nutrition     Economic Development

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