Innocenti Research Report Impact Evaluation of the Integrated Safety Net Programme in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia: Baseline Report Published: 2021 Innocenti Research Report UNICEF supports the Government of Ethiopia to implement a pilot Integrated Safety Net Programme (ISNP) in the Amhara Region from 2019 to 2023. The objective of the programme is to harness the potential synergies that can be realized by integrating social protection policies and programmes. It seeks to test the efficacy of combining cash and services to improve nutrition and health outcomes for children and their households.This report describes the conceptual framework and methodology for an impact evaluation of the ISNP intervention and presents findings from a baseline study. The baseline study confirms the low socio-economic status of PSNP households in the domains of housing conditions, sanitation, schooling, health seeking, food security, women’s agency, subjective wellbeing, sexual and reproductive health, access to social services, child nutrition and child protection. The PSNP clients are found to be generally worse off than the entirety of rural Amhara – confirming the targeting effectiveness of the PSNP. The study highlights the gaps that the ISNP interventions are meant to address and provides concrete action points for successful implementation. + - Cite this publication | No. of pages: 160 | Thematic area: Social protection | Tags: birth registration, child health, child marriage, child nutrition, child protection, ethiopia, postnatal care, safety nets, schooling, vaccination, women's empowerment × COPY BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION 2021 Impact Evaluation of the Integrated Safety Net Programme in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia: Baseline Report. , pp. 160.