Case Study: Scaling up an integrated watershed management approach through social protection programmes in Ethiopia: the MERET and PSNP schemes

In Ethiopia, a local-level participatory planning approach has ensured success for social
protection schemes that provide payment in exchange for work to build public assets.
The successful MERET (Managing Environmental Resources to Enable Transitions to
more sustainable livelihoods) programme, which concentrated on integrated watershed
management, has informed the broader Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP),
heralded as a leading example in the fight for food security and inclusive development.