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Nigeria Cash Working Group (CWG) Inter-Sector Working Group (ISWG) Multipurpose Cash Assistance (MPCA) Presentation, March 2018
Presentation to the Inter-Sector Working Group (ISWG) advocating for the use of Multipurpose Cash Assistance (MPCA) in the response in Borno state, north-east Nigeria
Targeting in social protection systems: comparative study on two “HEA” methods and a “PMT” targeting method for cash transfer programmes in Gao circle, Mali, 2016-17
Social safety nets are becoming a key instrument of povery reduction policies in Sub-Saharan Africa; they are a basic element of social protection systems that include adaptive social protection. Social protection systems aim to target both chronically poor households and those who are slightly better off...
Humanitarian Cash Transfers and Financial Inclusion
A case study on Kenya Red Cross Humanitarian Cash Transfers and Financial Inclusion along the Kenyan Coast. The study examines the extent to which humanitarian e-transfer beneficiaries increase their access and use of formal financial services and products such as payments, savings, credit or insurance.
Joint Emergency Cash Transfer for Dominicans Most Affected by Hurricane Maria Stocktaking Exercise Report
A workshop was organized in Roseau, Dominica on 3-4 May 2018, to bring together all the stakeholders involved at different levels and stages in the joint Emergency Cash Transfer programme that was implemented from December 2017 to March 2018 as part of the emergency response to Hurricane Maria. The report...
Addressing food insecurity: Does the choice of transfer modality matter?
This operational study analyses the impact of multipurpose cash (MPC)—associated with a nutrition-sensitive training—on the food security and nutrition of the households affected by the drought in the Salvadoran Dry Corridor. Three quantitative and qualitative surveys—with a strong gender...
Review of Food for Peace Market-Based Emergency Food Assistance Programs: Nigeria Case Study Report
Nigeria is an example of food assistance in a conflict situation in the Sahelian context. The response used information technology to deliver one of the more sophisticated applications of voucher programs. This case is a good example of proactive implementing partner (IP) mechanisms and monitoring systems...
A mixed-method review of cash transfers and intimate partner violence in low and middle-income countries
There is increasing evidence that cash transfer (CT) programs decrease intimate partner violence (IPV); however, little is known about how CTs achieve this impact. We conducted a mixed method review of studies in low- and middle-income countries. Fourteen quantitative and nine qualitative studies met our...
Human(itarian) Capital? Lessons on Better Connecting Humanitarian Assistance and Social Protection
Governments in low- and middle-income countries are increasingly investing in social protection, and also address many of their own people’s “humanitarian” needs themselves. For their international partners, who may have an important role in filling gaps when household needs exceed national capacity...
Review of Food for Peace Market-Based Emergency Food Assistance Programs: Sierra Leone Case Study Report
Sierra Leone represents a remarkable experiment in market-based emergency programming using unconditional cash transfers and some conditional cash transfers Sierra Leone reflects the challenges of providing food assistance in the wake of a major infectious disease epidemic. Food insecurity increased due...
Social Safety Nets in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States
This rapid review synthesises evidence on social safety net in fragile and conflict-affected states and how they have been supported by national governments and the international community. First section will discuss about the scope of social safety net and followed by examples from Afghanistan. Second...
Assessment of the Geographical and Community-based Targeting of WFP’s Cash and Food for Assets Programme in Kenya
This report provides an in-depth assessment of the targeting mechanisms used for the cash and food for assets programme by the World Food Programme (WFP) and the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA). Assessment of the Geographical and Community-based Targeting of WFP’s Cash and Food for Assets...
Market-based Food Assistance in Guatemala: A Systematization of Experiences
Guidelines and Tools
In April 2017, at the request of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of Food for Peace (FFP) in Guatemala, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Project Concern International (PCI) designed a process to gather and synthesize the experiences of food assistance...
The Role of Cash Transfers in Social Protection, Humanitarian Response and Shock-Responsive Social Protection
Guidelines and Tools
Cash transfers have expanded rapidly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) around the world in the past decade. The contexts in which they are implemented have also diversified; while cash transfers were mostly adopted initially as central elements of social protection systems, they have become...
Review of Food for Peace Market-Based Emergency Food Assistance Programs: Zimbabwe Case Study Report
Zimbabwe reflects the recent Southern African drought crisis during a period of a regional El Niño-related drought and a national cash crisis. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Food for Peace (FFP) funded a mix of programming between fiscal years 2011 and 2015,...
Cash Impact on Food Security and Non-Food Outcomes: Ministudy I
To better understand how different amounts and frequencies of cash transfer impact household food security outcomes and non-food outcomes (food well-being, financial well-being, ability to cope with shocks and stresses and household well-being), this study adopted a randomised control design with two...
Cash-Based Initiatives for Refugees in Jordan: Annotated Bibliography
The available literature tells us little about the effectiveness of targeting of cash-based initiatives (CBIs) for refugees in Jordan. However, it suggests there are positive impacts on food security for refugees, their ability to pay for rent and utilities and their psycho-social well-being, as well as...
Transfer Values in Kenya’s National Social Security System
This report, commissioned by the World Food Programme (WFP) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) seeks to examine the current transfer values of Kenya’s tax-financed social security schemes and assess whether they are set at an appropriate level. Transfer Values in Kenya’s National Social...
Implementation Toolkit: Cash and Voucher Programming
Guidelines and Tools
This set of tools developed by PCI seeks to harmonize language and approaches for use by teams involved in the design and implementation of cash transfer programs and is not intended to be a complete guide for design and implementation. The tool box focuses on the crucial steps within the program cycle of...
Cash-Based Programming in South Sudan
This rapid review provides a synthesis of evaluations and learning reviews of cash-based programming in South Sudan. There is evidence that in South Sudan the cash-based programming help poor households address food needs and nutrition; and by injecting funds from vouchers, paid work, or grants into the...
Social Pensions and their Contribution to Economic Growth
This report for Uganda’s Expanding Social Protection programme details how old age pensions can be considered a foundation for a country’s strategic economic growth and the positive contribution pensions can have on individuals, families, communities and nations.