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Cash Transfer Programme Participatory Consultation, Feasibility and Market Readiness Study: Burmese refugee camps, Thailand border
This report is a participatory consultation, cash feasibility and market readiness study of the Burmese refugee camps on the Thailand border. It is a rapid, snap shot guide as to whether the conditions in two contrasting camps out of the full nine camps are conducive to a switch from the current ration...
Cash Emergency Preparedness (CEP) Assessment: Myanmar
Cash transfer programming (CTP) in emergencies is not new in Myanmar, with the first examples going back at least to Cyclone Nargis in 2009. CTP has also been used in humanitarian settings such as Kachin State. However, CTP is not yet being widely used for the current conflict context in Rakhine State due...
Striving for E-Payments at Scale in the Philippines
As the Philippines experienced economic growth in the early 2000s, it still saw a rise in poverty. The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) is a conditional cash transfer program that aims to provide short-term poverty alleviation for poor households. The program emerged out of the country’s...
MasterCard Worldwide and Mercy Corps: ELEVATE phase I report
The Nepal pilot focused on testing several key stages in the deployment of mobile vouchers, including the following: Identify a technology partner, Customize a mobile voucher platform, and Use the platform to distribute goods to people in need. Two different types of mobile vouchers (SMS and smartphone...
An Innovative way of Humanitarian Assistance using Mobile Money Transfer in Bangladesh
A video detailing Oxfam’s use of mobile money transfer in Bangladesh.
Livelihood Coping and Recovery from Disaster: The case of coastal Bangladesh
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...
World Food Programme Afghanistan: Effectiveness study
This document presents the findings of a comparative cost effectiveness analysis of four WFP hunger reduction activities. It can be seen as a follow up on the Country Portfolio Evaluation 2012. This study has been conducted using the existing WFP operational costing data and assessing costs benefits...
Impact Evaluation: Evaluation of the impact of food for assets on livelihood resilience in Nepal
This evaluation, conducted by an independent team between January and July 2013, assessed the outcomes and impacts of the food-for-assets (FFA) components of two WFP programmes in Nepal: country programme (CP) 100930 (2002–2007) and protracted relief and recovery operation (PRRO) 106760 (2007–2010)....
Buttressing Supply Chains Against Floods in Asia for Humanitarian Relief and Economic Recovery
Floods are the most frequent category of disasters worldwide. Among all geographical regions, Asia has suffered the most. While there are several ongoing humanitarian efforts and initiatives, we believe there is a new opportunity to coordinate “last mile” humanitarian efforts in the event of a...
Nepal USAID-BEST Analysis
During the months of July-August 2013, the Bellmon Estimation Studies for Title II (USAID-BEST) team undertook a study of the current state of agricultural markets in Nepal to inform USAID food assistance programming decisions. This USAID-BEST Analysis provides an overview of local markets,...
Guidance for DFID country offices on measuring and maximising value for money in cash transfer programmes
Guidelines and Tools
This document is a revised edition of Guidance for DFID country offices on measuring and maximising value for money in cash transfer programmes which DFID published in October 2011.
The guidance is in two linked parts:
1. Part 1 provides a toolkit which sets out key concepts and metrics for analysing...
Logistics and Administration Guideline for Cash Based Interventions – Annexes
Guidelines and Tools
These annexes are designed to be used alongside the Logistics and Administration Guideline for Cash Based Interventions, which aims to support logisticians and administrators to successfully support cash based interventions (CBIs) and to help technical departments too. The annexes include: a the CALP...
Examining Protection and Gender in Cash and Voucher Transfers – Report
With cash and voucher transfers increasing as a form of humanitarian assistance, the World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) teamed up to study the potential protection and gender impact of such transfers. While much research had been done about economic and market impacts of cash and...
Summary EMMA Report Bantayan Island
Bantayan Island is located in Northern Cebu, consist of three municipalities of Bantayan, Madridejos and Santa Fe. The island was affected by Haiyan typhoon, Oxfam has been carrying out its
emergency response covering 39 barangays in 3 municipalities.
Bantayan Island is in the early recovery area: market...
Atelier sur les systèmes de Suivi & Evaluation des programmes d’assistance monétaire
Les principes du suivi et de l’évaluation sont les mêmes pour les transferts monétaires que pour les autres types de
projets, et il convient de respecter les pratiques d’usage. Certaines questions sont toutefois spécifiques aux transferts monétaires. L’une des principales caractéristiques de...
The Crisis in the Sahel – Special Feature
The special feature of this issue of Humanitarian Exchange focuses on the humanitarian crisis in the Sahel region of Africa, where aid agencies estimate that more than 18 million people are affected by food insecurity. In response to this crisis, cash and vouchers programming has been largely used. In...
How Effective are Cash Transfer Programmes at Improving Nutritional Status?
Cash transfer programmes are a widely applied social protection scheme that has achieved successes in fighting poverty worldwide. A large literature has sprung up around these programmes, yet the relationship between cash transfer programmes and the nutritional status of recipient children is unclear. Can...
Review of emergency cash coordination mechanisms in the Horn of Africa: Kenya and Somalia
In response to the drought and famine in the Horn of Africa in 2011, cash transfer programming (CTP) has been used extensively as a modality to meet humanitarian needs. Partly because the conditions permitted it (functioning markets, cash economies and delivery mechanisms), and partly because delivering...
Unconditional Cash Grants for Relief and Recovery in Rizal and Laguna, The Philippines (Post-Typhoon Ketsana)
In response to rapid onset flooding in Laguna and Rizal provinces in the Philippines, Oxfam International implemented a Cash Transfer Programme (CTP) in three phases: 1) Unconditional cash transfers for individuals to provide for basic needs; 2) Conditional cash transfers for individuals resuming income...
What Cash Transfer Programming can do to Protect Children from Violence, Abuse and Exploitation – Review and recommendations
This discussion paper examines the links between cash transfers and the positive and negative outcomes for children, in particular the role cash transfers have played in protecting children from harm, exploitation, abuse and violence. The objective of this paper is to identify ways in which cash transfer...