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Comparison of the Effects of Conditional Food and Cash Transfers of the Ethiopian Productive Safety Net Program on Household Food Security and Dietary Diversity in the Face of Rising Food Prices: Ways Forward for a More Nutrition-Sensitive Program

Using data from a survey of 195 beneficiary households, researchers found that households receiving cash had better dietary diversity scores than households receiving food, however they were also more affected by food price increases forcing them to reduce their number of daily meals, offsetting the benefits of cash transfers.  

Baye, K., Retta, N., Abuye, C. Food and Nutrition Bulletin. (September 2014) Vol. 35, No. 3, pp. 289-295.