Evaluation of the Dutch food security programme

Case 1: Ethiopia and the Integrated seed sector development project

The Dutch 2000-2015 food security country programme in Ethiopia aims to increase food security and agricultural growth within an improved business climate and to improve Ethiopians’ access to more food. The objective of this summative evaluation is to estimate the impact of the contribution of the Dutch-funded interventions to food security in Ethiopian. In particular we study the effects of the integrated seed sector development project (ISSD) on farmers’ livelihoods. We use a combination of propensity score matching and difference-in-difference techniques.

Inception phase.