Frontieri won the research project “Understanding Migration in Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) Areas Study” of World Bank worth of 247,489 USD. The general purpose of the research project is to undertake an empirical study of the inter-linkages between PSNP and migration, especially labor mobility, and to assess the extent to which PSNP public work has affected the migration aspirations and behavior of beneficiary households.

The ultimate purpose of the study is to assist informing the program on potential channels that can be used to strengthen livelihoods through labor mobility.

The research project brings together a number of development partners, government ministries and NGOs, in support of the different study components.  The research project will make a major contribution for better understanding of the effects of PSNP on labor mobility: whether the program facilitates or constrains voluntary labor migration in its different forms by policy makers and concerned stakeholders.

As always, Frontieris proud to be the prime institution that collaborates and conducts this research project with the World Bank.  Our quality driven and innovative way of delivering research outputs continues to be our unique strength as we remain to be the first inline of choice for many national and international organizations.


“The Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) is the flagship program of the food security strategy of the Ethiopian government. The Ethiopian Government with its development partners launched the program in an effort to support chronically food insecure households with food or cash assistance, and build community assets to help support rural livelihoods through a public works program. “

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