Productive Safety Net Program
Productive Safety Net Program (Private World bank portal)
The Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) aims to relieve families of the short-term effects of their destitution. It ensures that there is food in the household and frees up parents to make investments in the future. It does this through giving cash or food payments to very poor households. Most of these payments go to people in return for their work on improving their communities. These activities, known as a “public works” include working on soil and water conservation, road building, and construction of schools and clinics. The Household Assets Building Programs HABP aims to provide longer term solutions for the same families. It helps families to diversity and increase their incomes. It supports them to come up with a plan to improve their livelihoods, trains them in the skills they need to make these improvements, and provides them with information on where they can borrow money to fund these changes.