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Multipurpose Cash (MPC) are unrestricted cash transfers that people affected by crises can use to cover their basic needs. By its nature, MPC is the assistance modality which offers people a maximum degree of choice, flexibility and dignity. There is also growing evidence that it is more cost-efficient and cost-effective to meet multiple needs.
But this requires new ways of collaborating between humanitarian actors, at all stages of the program cycle, and across sectors. While solid tools exist to support collaboration, they have not been widely adopted and MPC is still used in an ad-hoc way. Challenges remain to be addressed if we are to successfully fit MPC into the humanitarian system.
Minimum Expenditure Basket (MEB) Decision Making Tools
Guidelines and Tools
The purpose of this tipsheet is to accompany practitioners and decision makers through key stages in the process of calculating an MEB to: (a)
identify what is the most appropriate path to take in...
Operational Guidance and Toolkit for Multipurpose Cash Grants
Guidelines and Tools
This operational guidance and toolkit brings together worldwide expertise on cash-based interventions (CBIs). It provides comprehensive and practical guidance for humanitarian actors to assess...
Definition of Minimum Expenditure Baskets (MEB) in West Africa
Throughout 2017, five countries in West Africa have worked collectively to define minimum expenditure baskets, in order to better capture the contribution that humanitarian assistance is making to...
Banking on solutions: A real-time evaluation of UNHCR’s shelter grant programme for returning displaced people in northern Sri Lanka
Approximately 300,000 people who were displaced in the final phase of fighting between the army and the LTTE, a 26-year conflict that came to a definitive end on 20 May 2009, with victory for the SLA. Initially transferred to the area of Menik Farm and other closed camps in northern Sri Lanka, where they...
Humanitarian Emergency Response Review
This independent review into how the UK (through DFID) responds to humanitarian emergencies, considers how the UK should best respond to overseas emergencies and the role the UK should play in the international humanitarian system. It looks at the potential future humanitarian challenges and the...
A Case Study of Winter Safety Nets in Balakot District during the Pakistan Earthquake of 2005
This case study looks at Oxfam’s response to the Pakistan earthquake and the upcoming winter by providing winterisation vouchers to vulnerable households to be exchanged with traders for required essential food and non-food items. The paper looks at the context, situational analysis, response analysis,...
Consortium Cash Transfers in Somalia
The case study looks at a consortium cash transfer programme in Somalia in response to the humanitarian crisis of 2006. Details of the context, response analysis and rationale for choosing cash for work and direct cash relief interventions are given along with the programme summary. Perceived impacts and...
Cash Transfers in Emergencies Good Practice Review: Presentation
Powerpoint presentation on the then-forthcoming Good Practice Review on cash transfer programming in emergencies.
Helpdesk Research Report: Cash Transfers in Fragile/Conflict-Affected Environments
In-kind assistance has traditionally dominated social protection programming in fragile and conflict-affected contexts (Holmes, 2009). In recent years, however, there has been a rise in the implementation of cash transfer schemes in such environments. These programmes have often been relatively small...
Evaluation of OGB and HR Cash Consortium in Southern Somalia
In response to the humanitarian emergency of 2006 in southern Somalia, a consortium of five agencies – Oxfam GB, Horn Relief, AFREC, WASDA and Development Concern – implemented the Emergency Drought Response Action (EDRA) programme. This was a cash-based intervention using an innovative approach with...
Zap It to Me: The Short-Term Impacts of a Mobile Cash Transfer Program
Conditional and unconditional cash transfers have been effective in improving development outcomes in a variety of contexts, yet the costs of these programs to program recipients and implementing agencies are rarely discussed. The introduction of mobile money transfer systems in many developing...
Richer but Resented: What do cash transfers do to social relations and does it matter?
This paper looks at how social protection cash transfers are evaluated primarily in terms of poverty reduction or human capital, with their impact on social relations being under-examined. The authors examine case studies from Kenya, Malawi and Zimbabwe, and argue that the impact of cash transfers on...
Rapport de l’évaluation finale de cash Transfert dans les Départements de Tessaoua et Aguié 2010
Ceci est le rapport final d’un programme de “cash for training” (argent contre formation) qui a eu lieu en 2010 dans les départements de Tessaoua et Aguié au Niger. Le rapport résume les activités realisés, les objectifs, les résultats attendus et la méthodologie du programme, et...