Title
Climate-change adaptation in Ethiopia : to what extent does social protection influence livelihood diversification?Climate-change adaptation in Ethiopia : to what extent does social protection influence livelihood diversification?
Author
Faculty/Department
Institute of Development Policy and Management
Research group
Impact of Globalization
Development processes, actors and policies
Publication type
article
Publication
London,
Subject
Sociology
Law
Chemistry
Biology
Source (journal)
Development policy review. - London
Volume/pages
31(2013):S:2, p. 35-56
ISSN
0950-6764
ISI
000325537300003
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Social-protection programmes like the Productive Safety-Net Programme (PSNP) in Ethiopia can play a positive role in promoting livelihoods and enhancing risk management. This article uses propensity score matching to estimate its effect on income diversification. The results suggest that receiving transfers from the PSNP, on average, did not increase farm or non-farm income but significantly increases natural-resource extraction (one component of off-farm income). While these results should be treated with caution, they suggest that the PSNP may not be helping smallholders diversify income sources in a positive manner for climate adaptation. The article concludes by arguing for the promotion of positive forms of income diversification and the further investigation of the PSNPs influence on autonomous adaptation strategies.
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