SPIR: Strengthen PSNP4 Institutions and Resilience
Strengthen PSNP4 Institutions and Resilience is funded by USAID's Office of Food for Peace. The program shares Government of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) goal of resilience to shocks and livelihoods enhanced, and food security and nutrition improved, for rural households vulnerable to food insecurity. The program works across multiple sectors to address the underlying cause of productive safety net. The main sectors of operation are livelihoods; health, nutrition and WASH; and disaster and climate risk management. The cross-sectoral integration is further strengthened by the inclusion of girls, women and youth empowerment.
From 2016-2021 SPIR works with 106,181 people directly in 124 kebeles in Ethiopia's Oromia region. The project is funded for $33 million USD. The SPIR program was collaboratively designed and developed drawing upon lessons and experiences of past programming of involved organizations. The project engaged International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) to lead a robust learning agenda with Hawassa University and Ambo University. The SPIR was awarded to a consortium comprising World Vision (Lead), CARE and Organization for Rehabilitation and Development in Amhara (ORDA).
Learn more about what the project is doing on the ground and progress we've made.