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Cash-For-Work in Somalia: Linking relief to recovery
In complex emergency situations such as that in Somalia, marred by violence, destitution and famine, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has managed to implement a large cash-for-work (CFW) programme. The programme provides emergency relief while building the base for...
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 revenu...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Informe de Buenas Prácticas (GPR) 11: Programas de transferencias de efectivo para emergencias
Este GPR sintetiza directrices sobre transferencias de efectivo previas, concentra conclusiones extraídas de ciertas investigaciones y evaluaciones y añade ejemplos prácticos de intervenciones basadas en efectivo. Una de las dificultades que entraña escribir sobre respuestas basadas en efectivo es...
IFRC and the evolution of CTP
An IFRC presentation covering the following topics: IFRC and the evolution of CTP Institutional commitment and organisational learning Working in Partnership with the CALP Network Moving forward
Planning and implementing cash transfers in emergencies: Practical insights from Pakistan
Access The Report Here The use of cash transfers and vouchers, or together ‘cash-based responses’, has grown remarkably in recent years. Cash transfers provide beneficiaries with money, while vouchers ensure access to food for a predefined quantity or value in identified outlets. While there is a...
Cash Delivery Service Providers in Zimbabwe
Over the past few years Zimbabwe has witnessed a significant increase in the use of cash transfers within policies and programs providing humanitarian aid. This has resulted is an increasing desire on the part of humanitarian agencies to partner with private sector financial service providers in the...
Impacts of the Social Cash Transfer Pilot Programme (sctpp) on the local economy in Ethiopia
The Social Cash Transfer Pilot Programme (SCTPP) was launched by the Tigray Bureau of Labour and Social Affairs (BOLSA) with support from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the Tigray region of Ethiopia in 2011. The goal of the SCTPP is to improve the quality of life for orphans and...
Public Health Agencies and Cash Transfer Programmes: Making the case for greater involvement
This report examines the case for greater involvement by public health agencies in cash transfer schemes, a form of welfare assistance. It seeks to identify opportunities, obstacles and actions that might support greater involvement. The issue arises because cash transfer schemes are an increasingly...
The Voucher programme in the Gaza Strip – Mid-term review
The WFP voucher project is part of the emergency operation (EMOP 10817.0) to assist the recovery of the population affected by the conflict in Gaza Strip. WFP emergency operation has the following objectives: Meet urgent needs and improve the food consumption for conflict-affected people targeted...
Alimentation Equilibree et Pouvoir D’Achat: Etude de Cas sur le Departement de Tessaoua, Region de Maradi – Niger
Au Niger près d’un enfant sur deux âgés de moins de cinq ans, souffre de malnutrition chronique et un enfant sur dix de malnutrition aiguë. Par ailleurs ce pays est également considéré comme un des plus pauvres du monde, ce qui peut amener à se demander dans quelle mesure la grande pauvreté des...
Cash and voucher in relief and recovery: Red Cross Red Crescent good practices
A two-page brief giving some examples of the Red Cross / Red Crescent movement’s experience using cash grants, vouchers, and cash-for-work in emergency response.
DG ECHO perspectives on Cash Transfer Programming
A presentation accompanying the CALP Network global learning event, Bangkok 16th February 2011, covering the following topics: DG ECHO position on the use of Cash &Vouchers (C&V) Trends in funding C&V projects Using C&V at scale: the case of Haiti Capacity building priorities
Evaluation and Review of the Use of Cash and Vouchers in Humanitarian Crises
This report is the second of two reports commissioned by DG ECHO to support the development of a coherent policy regarding the use of cash and vouchers in humanitarian crises. The first report evaluated DG ECHO’s partners’ use of cash and vouchers. This second report reviews cash and voucher...