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Pakistan Flood Response: Piloting Cash Transfers through Prepaid Debit Cards
This case study looks at the pilot study carried out by Oxfam to test the innovative payment method of pre-paid debit cards in Pakistan following the 2010 flood. The objective was to understand the viability and effectiveness of the United Bank Limited’s WIZ pre-paid debit card, as a valid payment...
Cash & Voucher Lessons Learned Workshop OFDA/ DG ECHO
An overview of discussions of the Cash & Voucher Lessons Learned Workshop OFDA/ DG ECHO – Niamey 09 &10 Dec 2010 Jan Eijkenaar and Sigrid Kühlke, DG ECHO Dakar RSO, Dakar, 13/12/2010.
RED Card Program (Repair and Development) Chile Earthquake 2010
On 27 February 2010 an earthquake measuring magnitude 8.8 on the Richter scale struck the Bío-Bío and Maule regions of Chile, at a depth of only 35km. This earthquake was then followed by an equally devastating tsunami. This double disaster left more than 480 people dead, more than 1.8 million people...
Learning from cash responses to the tsunami: Issue Paper 2: Disbursement Mechanisms
This is the second of six issue papers which form part of a project to document learning around cash based responses to the Indian Ocean tsunami. The project was funded by the British Red Cross, Save the Children UK, Oxfam GB, Mercy Corps and Concern Worldwide. This 5-page Issue Paper examines the...
Cash and Vouchers in Emergencies
This HPG discussion paper examines all aspects of using cash and vouchers to assist people in emergency situations. It provides a background to the literature and theory around cash and vouchers, looks at the current picture through selected examples and examines the decision making process on the...
Shop vouchers for hygiene kits in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (the CALP Network Case Study)
In the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Oxfam’s Public Health Promotion team used a voucher programme to provide beneficiaries with essential hygiene items through local shops. The voucher system was chosen so that beneficiaries could access hygiene items in a normal and dignified way, and in...
DFID Cash Transfers Literature Review
This paper provides a synthesis of current global evidence on the impact of cash transfers in developing countries, and of what works in different contexts, or for different development objectives. Cash transfers are direct, regular and predictable non-contributory cash payments that help poor and...
Preventing Gender-Based Violence, Building Livelihoods: Guidance and tools for improved programming
Guidelines and Tools
Conflict and displacement destroy livelihoods and force people to adopt new strategies to support themselves. New livelihood strategies can increase the risk of gender-based violence (GBV). Women often have no safety net; they usually flee with few resources and little preparation and may become...
Le cash-for-work en milieu urbain 2009-2011: Une expérience Guinéenne
Cette étude de cas se penche sur les projets financés par ECHO pour des projets d’argent contre travail (cash for work) réalisée par Action Contre la Faim pour soutenir les populations à faibles revenus dans les zones urbaines de la Guinée. Le programme avait pour objectif d’augmenter le...
Intervenciones de Transferencias Monetarias
Este manual está dirigido principalmente a personas con poca experiencia en el tema de las intervenciones de transferencia monetaria, aunque los implementadores más experimentados la encontrarán igualmente útil. Su objetivo principal es proporcionar una guía práctica para el diseño, la...