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Regional Learning Event: “Links between emergency cash transfer programming and social safety nets in the Sahel.” – Final report
Cash transfers are nowadays widely used in response to the food and nutrition crises that affect the Sahel. Since the crisis of 2012, many stakeholders (including governments, United Nations agencies, international or local non-governmental organisations) have made use of them – at scale, in some cases....
Payment Mechanisms and Anti-Poverty Programs: Evidence from a Mobile Money Cash Transfer Experiment in Niger
Cash transfers have become an increasingly important component of social protection policies in both developed and developing countries. While such programs are often implemented electronically in developed countries, in many developing countries with weak financial infrastructure, such transfers are...
Preventing Acute Malnutrition Among Young Children in Crises: A prospective intervention study in Niger
Governments and donor agencies need to know which preventative strategy is most effective, particularly among children under 2 years old who are most vulnerable to acute malnutrition. Here, the researchers compare the effectiveness of seven preventative strategies—including the distribution of...
Is Cash Transfer a Better Devil than Food Aid? A study of Malawi’s use of cash transfer as a response tool to food insecurity in 2012/2013 and 2013/2014
The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami is considered as the first humanitarian situation where cash transfers were used as an alternative to food aid. Since then, cash transfers have been used as a standalone response tool to disasters, or used in combination with food aid. Malawi piloted the use of cash...
Cash and Vouchers Manual – Second edition
Guidelines and Tools
This second edition of the Cash and Vouchers Manual captures the latest corporately endorsed business processes and procedures, providing the most up-to-date tools (i.e. analytical, assessment, monitoring) that have been developed through close intra-departmental collaboration between Headquarters...
Les transferts sociaux dans la lutte contre la faim – Un instrument de référence pour les praticiens du développement – Résumé
Le document de référence a été écrit en premier lieu pour les praticiens du développement et les administrateurs de l’aide opérant au sein des délégations de l’Union européenne et des bureaux pays des États membres. Il a pour but de fournir des connaissances de base — terminologie et...
Final Evaluation of the Unconditional Cash and Voucher Response to the 2011–12 Crisis in Southern and Central Somalia
This report sets out to determine the effectiveness of the unconditional cash and voucher interventions in southern and central Somalia. This evaluation however cannot be limited to the interventions at hand. It necessarily considers the broader context that led to the failure of the humanitarian...
Leveling the Playing Field: How do we make social protection more transformative?
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....
Les transferts sociaux pour la sécurité alimentaire nutritionnelle dans le Sahel – Rapport de synthèse
« Comment assurer la mise en place, l’efficacité, la couverture et la viabilité de programmes nationaux de transferts sociaux pour la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle dans le Sahel ? » Cette question était au coeur du séminaire régional organisé à l’initiative de la...
Women’s Empowerment and Nutrition
Research on the relationship between women’s empowerment and nutrition, particularly child nutrition, is continually expanding. As part of the quest to achieve gender equality, women’s empowerment has
increasingly been the focus of many development interventions. In addition to being an end goal in...