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Fre, Zeremariam, Tsegay, Bereket, Teka, Araya M., Kenton, Nicole and Livingstone, John, eds. (2022) Social Protection, Pastoralism and Resilience in Ethiopia: Lessons for Sub-Saharan Africa. London: Routledge. (Routledge Studies in African Development)

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This book investigates the role of social protection amongst African pastoral and agro-pastoral communities, with a particular focus on Ethiopia. Based on rigorous empirical research, this book assesses the successes, failures, prospects and lessons learned from Africa’s largest social security intervention: Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme. It goes beyond an analysis of immediate impacts, exploring factors such as highland-lowland interactions, rural-urban linkages, economic diversification, the role of youth, indigenous safety nets and social capital. Special attention is given to gender-responsive social protection measures and to the circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Overall, the book demonstrates the value of indigenous knowledge systems and local institutions in contributing to the design of more effective safety net programmes and disaster responses and in helping people to build resilience and cope with shocks. At a time when social protection is gaining prominence in contemporary development discourse, this book will be of interest to development practitioners.

Item Type: Edited Book or Journal Volume
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Development Studies
ISBN: 9781032067117
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2022 16:56

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