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Pintakasi. A review of shelter/Wash delivery methods in post-disaster or recovery interventions
Catholic Relief Services conducted an in-depth study to assess the efficiency, effectiveness and appropriateness of the modalities for delivering shelter and Wash assistance in its Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Program. This study, Pintakasi hopes to contribute valuable lessons learned and share best...
Prepaid Card Products For Humanitarian Programs: Actors, Insights & Recommendations
Guidelines and Tools
Today, over 130 million people need humanitarian support to survive. Fortunately, new tools such as prepaid cards allow us to respond to these needs with increasing flexibility and efficiency. Today’s leading humanitarian agencies are increasing their use of prepaid cards in places like Jordan, the...
Using Cash for Shelter: An Overview of CRS Programs
Cash continues to gain prevalence as a modality for humanitarian agencies to help people meet multiple and diverse needs in the wake of a crisis. It provides people with the dignity of choice, and is often significantly more cost-efficient than the delivery of in-kind aid. In programs with a shelter...
Using Cash for Shelter: Project Daijok ("Helping Each Other")
After a major earthquake in the Philippines in October 2013, Catholic Relief Services reached 5,000 families with emergency shelter materials, water and hygiene kits, and emergency latrines. In November 2013, CRS staff conducted a housing and market assessment in three of the worst‑hit municipalities of...
Digital Finance for Development: A Handbook for USAID Staff
Guidelines and Tools
This handbook is designed to enable USAID personnel to maximize the Agency’s use of and contribution to the growth of digital financial services in emerging markets around the world. As an Agency, USAID brings significant comparative advantages to the collective effort required to build out financial...
Market Analysis Application in WASH Response
Markets are an important aspect of the livelihood where the majority of the world’s population depend upon. During disaster, market recovery is critical where it indicates the recuperation that livelihood, jobs and businesses rely upon. Humanitarian actors need to factor market analysis into their...
Annex 9: Sample Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
Included here are SOPs from two Mercy Corps e-transfer programs. The first are from TabangKO, Mercy Corps Philippines’ mobile money cash transfer program that reached 25,000 participants affected by Typhoon Haiyan. The second set of SOPs (starting on page 8) are from a e-voucher pilot program in Nepal.
Inclusive Cash for Work Programs: Building A Stronger, Safer Recovery for All
In the aftermath of a disaster, cash-for-work programs are an essential component of relief and early recovery efforts. These programs must be designed and implemented in ways that take gender and protection considerations into account. They must be accessible to women, men and older girls and boys. When...
Annex C: Philippines Case Study
This Philippines case study is part of DFID research on the Value for Money (VfM) of cash, voucher and in-kind transfers, which will lead to the development of DFID guidance. Its purpose is to identify evidence on the VfM of different transfers (cash, vouchers and in-kind) provided in response to Super...
Philippines Haiyan Response – A multi-sectoral review of the use of market analysis and the design and implementation of CTPs
Following Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines on November 8 2014, at least 45 aid agencies chose to implement Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) to assist the more than 16 million people affected. Cash transfers were a logical approach in a country with developed market systems, strong financial...
Cash Coordination in the Philippines: A review of lessons learned during the response to Super Typhoon Haiyan
In the last five years there has been a growing trend towards the use of cash transfer programming (CTP) as a response modality in emergencies across the humanitarian sector. The fungibility of cash, when provided without restrictions, offers increased choice for affected populations to...
State of the Use of Mobile Technologies for Disaster Preparedness in South East Asia
This report summarizes the study conducted by Nanyang Technology University (NTU) in collaboration with the Global Disaster Preparedness Center with support from the USAID-Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance to better understand how new communication and information sharing technologies can enhance risk...
Documentation and Learning: Rapid emergency assistance to Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) affected communities in the province of Samar, Philippines April 2015
The documentation and learning study identifies good practices and lessons from the implementation of the Rapid Emergency Assistance to Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) Affected Communities in the Province of Samar by Christian Aid (CA) and its local NGO partners – Coastal Core Incorporated (CCI), Center for...
Value for Money of Cash Transfers in Emergencies
The objective of this study is to analyse evidence on the Value for Money (VfM) of cash transfers. The study reviews evidence on the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of cash, vouchers and in-kind transfers, in order to support a more structured analysis of the VfM of different transfers. It is based...
Voices and Views of Beneficiaries on Unconditional Cash Transfers – Democratic Republic of Congo, Nepal and the Philippines
Providing cash in humanitarian emergencies is expanding and the topic is well under discussion within the humanitarian sector with topics ranging from high-level consideration of cash as a tool to transform humanitarian aid, the significance of cash as a way to support beneficiary choice and dignity...
Household Cash Transfer Assessment – Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Response
An estimated 16.1 million people were affected by typhoon Haiyan, with 1.1 million damaged or destroyed homes and as many as 4.1 million people displaced – nearly four times as many as those left homeless by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. At least 6,300 people lost their lives and another 5.9...
A Review of Evidence of Humanitarian Cash Transfer Programming in Urban Areas
Urban poor populations frequently experience disasters of varying typology and intensity. When set against a backdrop of poverty and marginalisation, their needs can be complex. As recent urban crises have pushed humanitarian agencies to respond in urban areas, this literature review examines the...
Coordination des Transferts Monétaires aux Philippines: Examen des enseignements tirés lors des interventions d’urgence suite au Super Typhon Haiyan
Les cinq dernières années ont été marquées par la tendance au recours accru aux transferts monétaires comme modalité d’interventions en situations d’urgence dans l’ensemble du secteur humanitaire. La fongibilité des transferts monétaires, dès lors qu’ils sont effectués sans restriction,...
National Disaster Risk Reduction And Management Council
Annex B: Lebanon Case Study
Cash and vouchers are increasingly provided as assistance to people affected by disaster and crisis. Studies and evaluations have firmly established that cash transfers can be an appropriate alternative or complement to in-kind assistance. Whilst some evidence exists on the Value for Money (VfM) of...