Workshop on Emergency Cash Transfer – Executive Summary
During the past two years, partners in Madagascar have been supporting 13 different type of cash programs and have targeted about 1.2 million people. This multi-partner approach has created challenges for technical and institutional coordination. To improve coordination at technical and strategic levels, an emergency cash group was formed in 2016 under the overall umbrella of the Social Protection Thematic Group which was co-led by UNICEF and the Ministry in charge of social protection. This has strengthened coordination amongst partners; improved harmonization of programs; and created synergies with resilience programs and development-oriented cash transfer interventions. To this end, the government and cash working group partners organized a workshop in August 2017 to improve and strengthen the coordination of social protection interventions, particularly cash transfers in response to emergencies. The present document gives an overview of the main outcomes of this workshop including the lessons learned from cash emergency programmes and Madagascar cash in emergency principles.