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Cash Transfers for Disaster Risk Reduction in Niger: A Feasibility Study
This HPG study report, commissioned by CARE, examines the appropriateness, cost-effectiveness and feasibility of cash transfer programming as part of a disaster risk reduction (DRR) strategy in Niger. It gives a general livelihood context of Niger and then looks at the feasibility and appropriateness,...
Case Study of the Poultry and Grape/Raisin subsectors in Afghanistan: Guided case study in value chain development for conflict-affected environments
Is the value chain approach effective for restoring market-based economic activity in a severely affected post-conflict environment?. The goal of this study is to gather empirical evidence to answer this question, looking at the role of the value chain approach in the work of USAID’s Rebuilding...
Value Chain Tools for Market Integrated Relief Haiti’s Construction Sector
This case study seeks to apply and document the use of the value chain approach to channel infrastructure program design from direct implementation to a market-integrated relief model. The market-integrated relief approach addresses the needs of crisis-affected populations by working through local...
Choice, Dignity and Empowerment? Cash and Food Transfers in Swaziland: An evaluation of Save the Children’s Emergency Drought Response
This evaluation report looks at the Save the Children’s cash transfer project, which was a response to the 2007/8 food crisis in Swaziland, with the aim of not only providing humanitarian assistance but also as a way to break the dependency of rural families on food aid. Selected beneficiaries were...
A summary of the British Red Cross cash grants for livelihood recovery in Aceh, Indonesia
From April 2005 to June 2008, the British Red Cross Society (BRCS) disbursed more than USD 10 million in cash grants directly to over 10,000 tsunami-affected people in Aceh to support the recovery of their predominantly agriculture and fisheries-based livelihoods. This study draws lessons from the rich...
Cash grants aid recovery in the Bahamas after Tropical Storm Noel
This case study of the first ever Bahamas Red Cross unconditional cash grant programme looks at the decision-making process behind the programme, and planning and implementation stages. Support from the American Red Cross is highlighted, lessons learnt are identified and a personal story is provided.
Responding to Earthquakes: Learning from earthquake relief and recovery operations
This paper aims to provide a distillation of the learning from thirty years of humanitarian response to earthquakes. It concentrates on issues of particular relevance in earthquakes. The paper assumes that readers are already familiar with the more general lessons in the aid sector such as the key...
Cash Transfers in Lesotho: An evaluation of World Vision’s Cash and Food Transfers Pilot Project
The Cash and Food Transfers Pilot Project (CFTPP) was designed and implemented as World Vision‟s contribution to the humanitarian response to the 2007/08 food crisis in Lesotho. This crisis was triggered by Lesotho‟s worst drought in 30 years, which reduced maize yields by 42% and left an estimated...
Evaluation of The Cash Component of the Oxfam Zambia Flood Response 2007
Oxfam Zambia responded to the flooding in Western Province by providing unconditional cash grants to 2100 households over a four month period (May – August 2007) in two wards of Mongu District Ushaa and Lumbo. The grant was designed to prevent malnutrition and harmful levels of asset depletion and...
Cash transfers in Sierra Leone: Appropriate, affordable and feasible?
This paper is one of a series of outputs from ODI’s research study (2006–09) “Cash Transfers and their Role in Social Protection”. The study aims to compare cash with other forms of transfers, identifying where cash transfers may be preferable, the preconditions for cash transfers to work well,...