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West and Central Africa

CaLP supports actors working in cash and voucher assistance (CVA) in West and Central Africa. The CaLP secretariat supporting this region are based in the Action Against Hunger office in Dakar, Sénégal. CaLP provides support for CVA coordination, capacity building and knowledge management & research.

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Evaluation of ECHO-Funded Cash and Voucher Food Assistance in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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People in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have long faced protracted conflict and instability resulting in the displacement of populations. In order to provide households affected by new displacements with timely access to food, ECHO funded the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), the Association...

2014

Payment Mechanisms and Anti-Poverty Programs: Evidence from a Mobile Money Cash Transfer Experiment in Niger

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Cash transfers have become an increasingly important component of social protection policies in both developed and developing countries. While such programs are often implemented electronically in developed countries, in many developing countries with weak financial infrastructure, such transfers are...

2014

Cash Transfers and Resilience: Strengthening Linkages Between Emergency Cash Transfers and National Social Transfer Programmes in the Sahel – Discussion Paper

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This discussion paper has been inspired by the exchanges that took place during the course of the learning event. It seeks to extend the discussion to include other actors working within the region, as well as in other regions confronted with the same questions. It proposes an initial approach to the...

2014

The Impact of Cash and Food Transfers: Evidence from a randomized intervention in Niger

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There is little rigorous evidence on the comparative impacts of cash and food transfers on food security and food-related outcomes. This paper assesses the relative impacts of receiving cash versus food transfers using a randomized design. Drawing on data collected in eastern Niger, the paper finds that...

2014

Cash Transfers and HIV Prevention

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This paper proposes some initial principles on how to optimize HIV impacts of cash transfers, by encouraging targeting that: focuses on communities with high rates of new HIV infections, particularly acquired via sexual transmission; reduces local or community levels of economic inequalities between men...

2014

Mobile Cash Transfers for Urban Refugees in Niamey, Niger

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This study compared the effectiveness of cash transfers delivered through mobile phone and microfinance institutions to urban refugees in Niamey. The study found that the mobile phone delivery mechanism could be more cost-efficient than the MFI mechanism, after initial set up costs associated to...

2014

Cash transfers in Niger: The manna, the norms and the suspicions

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Cash transfers (CT) are a particularly fascinating case for the social anthropology of development and, more generally, for research on development, for three reasons: (a) because they are going through a period of considerable expansion, both in the intermediary countries and in the poorest countries,...

2014

Planning for government adoption of a social protection programme in an insecure environment: the Child Grant Development Programme in northern Nigeria

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Cash transfer programming (CTP) is increasingly used in West Africa in response to food and nutritional crisis. Beyond emergency situations, cash transfer mechanisms are key mechanisms for national social protection strategies and policies. Despite the rapid development of social...

2014

Regional Learning Event: “Links between emergency cash transfer programming and social safety nets in the Sahel.” – Final report

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Cash transfers are nowadays widely used in response to the food and nutrition crises that affect the Sahel. Since the crisis of 2012, many stakeholders (including governments, United Nations agencies, international or local non-governmental organisations) have made use of them – at scale, in some cases....

2014

Preventing Acute Malnutrition Among Young Children in Crises: A prospective intervention study in Niger

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Governments and donor agencies need to know which preventative strategy is most effective, particularly among children under 2 years old who are most vulnerable to acute malnutrition. Here, the researchers compare the effectiveness of seven preventative strategies—including the distribution of...

2014