El Nino in Ethiopia: Reviewing Impacts and Responses

From 2015 into 2016 Ethiopia experienced a major drought, with 10.2 million people needing food assistance. This review covers the impacts of the drought and the emergency responses up to March 2016, with initial lessons focusing on the timeliness and scale of response, coordination, the use of contingency mechanisms by the Productive Safety Net Programme, and the increasing use of flexible funding and crisis modifiers by development projects. AKLDP El Nino Review March 2016