20/08/2019 - Increased community resilience in Ethiopia
An independent evaluation was conducted by the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) and Bahir Dar University two years after the end of the first phase of the programme (2011-2015).
One of the main findings is that PfR has had a substantial positive impact on the resilience of communities.
On average communities experienced increases in incomes, diversified livelihoods, improved access to credit and increased food security. However in absolute terms some indicators remained relatively low due to the fact that PfR identified and worked in the most vulnerable communities with poorer-than-Ethiopian-average baseline conditions, and that the programme areas were affected by repeated, severe drought episodes during and after the phase-out of PfR.