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Humanitarian Cash Transfers in the Democratic Republic of Congo
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is at a crossroads with regard to cash transfers. On the one hand, cash has been accepted by most donors and aid agencies as an appropriate response, with solid evidence underpinning its use. Aid agencies have driven important innovations in an environment where...
Cash Transfers During Urban Crises: Lessons for Women’s Economic Empowerment
Guidelines and Tools
Cash transfers are increasingly used in urban humanitarian crises. They can stimulate markets and let people choose the help they actually need. But they can also influence gender equality and women’s economic empowerment — for good or, potentially, for bad. This briefing reports research in Nepal...
Cash Tranfers for Food Security in Epidemics. A Review of the USAID Food for Peace Response to the Ebola Crisis in Liberia and Sierra Leone
Over the course of 2015 and 2016, the United States Agency for International Development/Food for Peace (USAID/FFP)-funded cash transfer programming (CTP) in Liberia and Sierra Leone reached over 500,000 crisis-affected people with a vital lifeline to tackle food insecurity. Monitoring data indicates that...
Finding Economic Opportunity in the City: Lessons from IRC’s Cash and Livelihoods Programmes in Cities within Lebanon and Jordan
This report looks at IRC’s experiences in cash assistance and livelihoods programming in Lebanon and Jordan in the context of the Syrian regional response. It explores opportunities and challenges inherent to cash and livelihoods programming, identifying good practices and ways to integrate other...
Cash-based approaches in humanitarian emergencies A systematic review. April 2016
Humanitarian actors have a responsibility to ensure that assistance is provided in a way that minimizes risks and maximizes benefits to people affected by crisis. However, there are many challenges in evaluating ‘what works’ in addressing the needs of crisis-affected populations, and translating...
UNHCR Cash Assistance: Improving refugees lives and supporting local economies
UNHCR’s Cash-Based Interventions (CBI) support the most vulnerable Syrian refugees living within the host community in Jordan. Thanks to generous donor support last year, over 30,000 households received monthly cash assistance, winterisation cash, and cash for health, totalling nearly US $ 85 million....
Evaluation of the Kenya Hunger Safety Net Programme Phase 2
The report summaries key findings from Hunger Safety Net Programme Phase 2 Qualitative impact study conducted in August 2016. The report integrates interesting infographics that depict the findings in an easy to read and understand format
The Other Side of the Coin. The comparative evidence of Cash and in kind transfers in humanitarian situations
This paper reviews the existing evidence on the performance of alternative transfer modalities across humanitarian sectors, including cash transfers, vouchers,and in-kind assistance (food and non-food). These were assessed in relation to food security, nutrition, livelihoods, health, education, and...
Uganda’s Senior Citizens’ Grant: A success story from the heart of Africa
Since 2011, a pilot universal old age pension – known as the Senior Citizens’ Grant (SCG) – has been implemented in Uganda. By 2016, there were 125,000 beneficiaries. A number of studies have demonstrated that the scheme has had significant benefits. Despite the general economic situation worsening...
Notes d’orientation: les transferts monétaires dans les programmes de moyens d’existence – Amérique Latine
Le présent document ainsi que l’atelier d’apprentissage qui a eu lieu dans la ville de Guatemala les 16 et 17 novembre 2015 considèrent en priorité le contexte d’Amérique Centrale. Etant donné le profil des participants et la complexité de la problématique régionale (zone du «corredor...