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Towards shock-responsive social protection: lessons from the COVID-19 response in Bangladesh – Policy brief

Policy paper

This policy brief presents the key findings of the Bangladesh country report, exploring the social protection response to COVID-19 from the Government of Bangladesh. Considering factors that have both helped and hindered the effectiveness of policy responses at various levels, the brief presents...

1 febrero 2021

Towards shock-responsive social protection: lessons from the COVID-19 response in Bangladesh

Report

The COVID-19 crisis is likely to have a staggering impact on poverty in Bangladesh. This report documents the social protection responses by the Government of Bangladesh to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on vulnerable populations. Analysing factors that enabled and constrained the effectiveness of...

20 enero 2021

Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis: Linking humanitarian Cash and Social Protection in practise

Report

This paper seeks to demonstrate practical ways in which NGOs are linking their humanitarian work to social protection and the added importance of this in the context of COVID-19, following from the earlier work of CCD outlining the role of NGOs to
improve the access to and delivery of social protection in...

27 julio 2020

COVID-19: Invest now in cash/voucher-social protection scale-up or children pay the price later

Report

Read the article here. Only socially accountable Social Protection Assistance beyond humanitarian cash/voucher programmes – if properly and quickly implemented – will protect generations of children from the aftershocks of COVID-19. Despite cash and voucher transfers becoming the tool of choice of...

25 junio 2020

COVID-19: A chance to empower citizens through social protection

Report

Billions of US$ are now being distributed to citizens by governments to stave off deteriorating economic impact and rising poverty from COVID-19. The unprecedented pandemic demands an unprecedented government response. More than 126 countries have already introduced or adapted social protection or labour...

1 mayo 2020

How Cash-Based Approaches affect Nutrition Outcomes: Case Studies from World Vision cash programmes in Bangladesh and South Sudan

Report

Case studies South Sudan & Bangladesh – analysis of how different modalities meet their basic needs with flexibility and dignity, esp. contributing to improved nutrition outcomes. Factors such as spending patterns, availability of nutritious food in markets, dietary changes & coping strategies, transfer...

June 2019

Cash Transfer Program In Bangladesh: Looking Through The ELNHA Lens

Report

Oxfam is implementing a multi-country humanitarian capacity building project titled as ‘’Empowering Local and National Humanitarian Actors (ELNHA)’’ in Bangladesh. This project is designed to use a variety of approaches that will enable local and national humanitarian actors (LNHAs) to take the...

October 2016

Mobile Financial Services in Bangladesh

Report

This report is the consolidation of findings derived from desk research and face-to-face interviews with key mobile financial services providers, telecom operators, technology platform providers, regulators, and USAID health and agriculture project staff and beneficiaries.
The objective of this report is...

April 2015

Bangladesh Cash Working Group: Lessons Learnt From Early Recovery CTPS For Flood Response

Report

The DeSHARI Consortium, NARRI Consortium, German Red Cross, WFP and bKash brought their learning from implementing 3-month-long Cash Transfer Programmings for early recovery for flood response in NW and
Hatiya. From the onset of disaster 13 agencies sought to coordinate under the Cash Working Group in...

January 2015

What Next For Cash Transfers In Bangladesh?

Report

This study was commissioned by the Cash Working Group (CWG) of Bangladesh and funded, through Oxfam by ECHO. The study was conducted through remote interviews and then further interviews and participatory workshops during ten days in Dhaka (November 2015). The scope of work was initially primarily focused...

2015

Pre-crisis Market Mapping and Analysis (PCMMA): Training Report

Report

In recent years, humanitarian organisations have been re-examining their
responses to emergencies. Many have begun experimenting with cash-based initiatives alongside or in place of conventional relief distributions of food and non-food items, and local procurement is being encouraged wherever possible....

2015

Disaster Response: Mobile Money for the Displaced

Report

Advances in mobile technology have opened up new opportunities, not only for communication, but also for using the mobile handset as a platform for a range of applications. The introduction of data transfer facilities and the rise of mobile financial services around the world have allowed mobile money...

2014

Leveling the Playing Field: How do we make social protection more transformative?

Policy paper

Today social protection has a central place in development agenda. It is no longer seen just as protection for the poor but also as a way to promote growth by transforming the poor into a productive force to boost national economies. Nepal adopted this idea earlier than many other countries in the region....

2014

Key Recommendations for Disaster Risk Reduction Mainstreaming into Post Disaster Emergency Response in the North Western Part of Bangladesh

Policy paper

From December 2012 to July 2013, three NGOs from the National Alliance for Risk Reduction and Response Initiatives consortium (Solidarités International, Islamic Relief and Oxfam) implemented a Food Security response after flash floods that occurred in the North Western districts of Bangladesh. The...

2014

An Innovative way of Humanitarian Assistance using Mobile Money Transfer in Bangladesh

Presentation

A video detailing Oxfam’s use of mobile money transfer in Bangladesh.

2013

Livelihood Coping and Recovery from Disaster: The case of coastal Bangladesh

Report

Bangladesh has a long history of coping with and recovery from disasters. Although climate extremes are increasingly taking huge tolls especially in the southwestern part of the country, households are resisting the negative outcomes of these events eventually. This research explores the livelihood...

2013