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Tracking Spending on Cash Transfer Programming in a Humanitarian Context
This briefing paper provides a brief overview of cash transfers by situating them within official development assistance (ODA) analysis. However, the core of this analysis concentrates on tracking cash transfer programme spending in humanitarian aid. For analysis of cash transfer spending in crisis...
The Impact of Cash Transfers on Nutrition in Emergency and Transitional Contexts – Synthesis Paper
Cash transfer programming is now widely accepted as a way to meet a variety of needs in humanitarian and transitional settings. Although the literature on cash transfers has grown exponentially over the last few years, as has their use in humanitarian interventions, the relationship between cash...
The Impact of Cash Transfers on Nutrition in Emergency and Transitional Contexts – Review of Evidence
This ODI / HPG comissioned report reviews the evidence of the impact of cash transfers on nutrition in emergency and transitional contexts. The research finds that evidence from humanitarian evaluations makes a strong case that cash transfers often improve dietary intake.There is less evidence that cash...
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...
Household-Based Cash Transfer Targeting Strategies in Zimbabwe: Are we reaching the most vulnerable children?
Census data, collected in July 2009, from 27,672 children were used to compare the effectiveness, coverage and efficacy of three household-based methods for targeting cash transfers to vulnerable children in eastern Zimbabwe: targeting the poorest households using a wealth index; targeting HIV affected...
The Impact of Economic Resource Transfers to Women versus Men: A Systematic Review
This systematic review examined the question: “what is the evidence of the impact on family well-being of giving economic resources to women relative to the impact of giving them to men?” This review is of interest to policy-makers and funders in developed and developing countries, given the recent...
An Introduction to Cash-Based Interventions in UNHCR Operations
This document provides an introduction and basic guidance on the use of cash-based interventions and tackles key issues of relevance to UNHCR in the form of questions and answers. It also provides an overview of UNHCR’s experience in using cash-based interventions.
Natural Disasters: What is the role for social safety nets?
This paper makes the case for why safety nets are an important tool for managing the risk of natural hazards. The use of safety nets is advocated both ex ante, to prevent and mitigate the impact of natural disaster and ex post, to cope with the impacts of natural shocks. Firstly, the paper explores the...
Public Health Agencies and Cash Transfer Programmes: Making the case for greater involvement
This report examines the case for greater involvement by public health agencies in cash transfer schemes, a form of welfare assistance. It seeks to identify opportunities, obstacles and actions that might support greater involvement. The issue arises because cash transfer schemes are an increasingly...
DFID Cash Transfers Literature Review
This paper provides a synthesis of current global evidence on the impact of cash transfers in developing countries, and of what works in different contexts, or for different development objectives. Cash transfers are direct, regular and predictable non-contributory cash payments that help poor and...