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EMMA – Wajir, Kenya
Mercy Corps conducted an adapted Emergency Market Mapping and Analysis (EMMA) assessment in Wajir County of Kenya from 2-6 August 2011. The assessment was organized as a response to the hunger crisis resulting from the worst drought in the region in the last 60 years. The EMMA methodology was adapted...
Cash transfer mechanisms and disaster preparedness in the Philippines
The use of cash to deliver assistance in case of humanitarian emergency remains a relatively new approach in the Philippines, and aid agencies are at the early stages of developing guidelines, policies and organizational capacity to implement cash projects. Project managers lack support and guidance with...
An Evaluation of Save the Children’s Cash Transfer Project in Aweil East County, Northern Bahr el Ghazal State, South Sudan
Since April 2009, Save the Children have been implementing an ECHO-funded cash transfer project in Baac Payam, Aweil East County. The specific objective of this project has been to improve dietary diversity and nutritional outcomes among the targeted households that inhabit a part of Sudan which has some...
Prévenir la corruption dans les opérations humanitaires : Guide de poche des bonnes pratiques
L’aide humanitaire vise à sauver des vies et soulager la souffrance des populations en temps de crise. Pourtant, ces nobles ambitions n’immunisent pas les réponses d’urgences contre les cas de corruption. Pour répondre à cette inquiétude, TI a lancé en 2005 un programme dont l’objectif est...
Construyendo Comunidades: Apoyo integral a las familias realojadas y sus comunidades de acojida: vivienda, apoyo para mejorar los medios de vida y proyectos comunitarios
Este estudio de caso analiza el programa de la Cruz Roja Española de reconstrucción de viviendas que tuvo lugar entre 2007-09 en Sri Lanka, tras el devastador tsunami. Además de albergar esta intervención tuvo dos enfoques principales: subvenciones a nivel de hogar para volver a iniciar, apoyar el...
The Use of Cash Transfers in Livestock Emergencies and their Incorporation into Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS)
Guidelines and Tools
This paper reviews the use of cash transfers within the livestock sector and suggests how they can be incorporated into and support Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS). The paper’s structure reflects the stages of the LEGS Handbook as these in turn reflect good project cycle management....
Can you text me now? Mobile money transfer in Niger
This case study looks at Concern Worldwide’s ground breaking project using a new mobile money transfer system in Niger, following the severe drought of 2009, to demonstrate the effectiveness of this technology in supporting vulnerable groups to access their basic needs. This very brief document looks at...
Cash for Shelter Program – Hurricane Richard 2010
A beneficiary satisfaction and impact evaluation of IFRC’s Cash for Shelter Program that ran in response to Hurricane Richard, a category 2 Hurricane Richard that made landfall 20 miles southwest of Belize City on October 24, 2010. The established goal of the BRC program was a faster recovery of the...
Cash-based Responses in Emergencies
This short HPG briefing paper looks at the suitability of cash based responses in a range of emergency situations. It gives a rapid overview of recent cash based responses and examines the key issues around comparing cash and in-kind programmes. It briefly looks at the impact of cash, the issues of...
Support to Economic Recovery of Urban Households in Karoi town, Zimbabwe (the CALP Network Case Study)
In the urban area of Karoi, Zimbabwe, Save the Children combined cash for work with livelihoods support to meet the immediate food needs and support the economic recovery of poor families. The project used smart cards to transfer cash to beneficiaries, which proved to be an appropriate payment...