International NGO Journal

  • Abbreviation: Int. NGOJ
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8225
  • DOI: 10.5897/INGOJ
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 264

Full Length Research Paper

Impact of productive safety net program on household food security in Southern Ethiopia: Propensity score matching results

Filmon Hadaro Hando
  • Filmon Hadaro Hando
  • 1Centre for Regional and Local Development Studies, College of Development Studies, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. 2Development Studies (Specialization in Development Management), ISS/Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
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  •  Received: 10 September 2023
  •  Accepted: 18 September 2023
  •  Published: 31 October 2023


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