FSS Monograph No. 9
Since its establishment in 1998, FSS has undertaken research and published books and monographs on a wide range of development problems and policy concerns. Its publications have been distributed to decision makers, legislators, development practitioners, academics and the wider public to promote dialogue and constructive debate.
This book, which examines Ethiopia’s food security strategy and the safety net program from different approaches and perspectives in the context of the development of a social protection policy, is a continuation of that tradition. While the book has been prepared primarily with an Ethiopian audience in mind, the subjects covered and, in particular, the attention given to community level experiences will have wider relevance. Ethiopia’s safety net program is one of the largest and potentially most influential social protection schemes in Africa and, as noted by several authors in this volume, provides important lessons beyond the Ethiopian context.