Complementarities between social protection and health sector policies

ESSP Working Paper 112, by Kalle Hirvonen, Anne Bossuyt, and Remy Pigois. Abstract: Social protection policies typically involve multiple sectors, ranging from food security to health care.

Farm size, food security, and welfare: Descriptive evidence from the Ethiopian highlands

ESSP Working Paper 111, by Kibrewossen Abay, Kalle Hirvonen, and Bart Minten Abstract: A growing rural population combined with limited scope for further land expansion and slow movement out of agriculture means that average farm sizes are decreasing in Ethiopia.

Identifying priority value-chains in Ethiopia

ESSP Working Paper 110, by Rui Benfica and James Thurlow.  Abstract: This paper uses an economy-wide model to identify agricultural activities and value-chains in Ethiopia whose expansion would be most effective at generating economic growth,

Shocks, social protection, and resilience: Evidence from Ethiopia

ESSP Working Paper 109, by Erwin Knippenberg and John F. Hoddinott. Abstract:The malign effect of shocks has long been a concern within economics, partly because they result in transitory welfare losses and partly because they may have persistent effects.