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Harmonising Data Systems for Cash Transfer Programming: Three key steps for Somalia
Cash and voucher assistance (CVA) is gaining traction as a transformative tool for addressing humanitarian needs in Somalia, with people living in crisis reporting that transfers of this kind...
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Cash, Food or Vouchers? An Application of the Market Information and Food Insecurity Response Analysis Framework in Urban and Rural Kenya
This paper uses the Market Information and Food Insecurity Response Analysis Framework to analyze data on food market intermediation and on consumer behavior and preferences in order to clarify whether market-based cash and voucher programs are likely to prove effective for addressing food insecurity...
Comparing the Efficiency, Effectiveness and Impact of Food and Cash for Work Interventions: Lessons Learned from South Sudan
In addition to food aid, which used to be the standard response to food emergencies, alternative instruments of food assistance such as cash and vouchers have increasingly been applied in emergency and transition situations in recent years. The subject of the present study was a comparative analysis of...
MPESA Project Analysis: Exploring the use of cash transfers using cell phones in pastoral areas
Safaricom Limited, a mobile network operator in Kenya, launched a mobile money transfer system called M-PESA in 2007. This system allows users to send or receive money on their Safaricom SIM card. Télécoms sans Frontières and Vétérinaires sans Frontières – Germany decided to work in partnership on...
Natural Disasters: What is the role for social safety nets?
This paper makes the case for why safety nets are an important tool for managing the risk of natural hazards. The use of safety nets is advocated both ex ante, to prevent and mitigate the impact of natural disaster and ex post, to cope with the impacts of natural shocks. Firstly, the paper explores the...
Gender Tip Sheet for UNICEF’s Cash Transfer Programme in the Horn of Africa Crisis
Guidelines and Tools
The content for this note was drawn primarily from Walking the Talk: Cash Transfers and Gender Dynamics, prepared by Carol Brady, commissioned by Concern Worldwide and Oxfam GB, 12 May, 2011. Drafted for UNICEF staff, this note outlines gender-related lessons learned from past CTPs and provides tips on...
Seeking Acceptance: The Promise of Cash in High-Risk Areas
Somalia is one of the world’s most insecure states with a protracted conflict that continues to profoundly affect its civilians. Thirty-two percent of the Somali population – or 2.4 million of its 7.5 million people – is currently in need of humanitarian assistance (FSNAU, 2011a). The needs are...
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...
Trading in Turbulent Times: Smallholder maize marketing in the Southern Highlands, Tanzania
The short-run effects of the 2007/2008 global food crisis on semisubsistence farmers’ well-being in low-income countries depends on whether they are net sellers or net buyers of the affected commodities. Realizing that farmers face volatile prices over the course of an agricultural year, this study...
Risk Analysis of Water Access via Voucher
Guidelines and Tools
The “Water access by voucher” approach was endorsed by the meeting, as it targets people in need, and uses local mechanisms. Meeting participants identified risks, as well as mitigating factors to reduce or remove the risks, as per the table in document.
Meeting Humanitarian Challenges in Urban Areas: Review of Urban Humanitarian Challenges in Port-au-Prince, Manila, Nairobi, Eldoret
Following recommendations of the IASC Task Force on MHCUA, Nairobi, Eldoret and Manila and Port au Prince were adopted as representative case studies. They reflect recent and different types of sudden onset emergencies and disasters (urban violence, severe flooding and hurricanes, earthquakes) impacting...