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Bangladesh Cash Working Group: Lessons Learnt From Early Recovery CTPS For Flood Response

January 2015 — By WFP

The DeSHARI Consortium, NARRI Consortium, German Red Cross, WFP and bKash brought their learning from implementing 3-month-long Cash Transfer Programmings for early recovery for flood response in NW and
Hatiya. From the onset of disaster 13 agencies sought to coordinate under the Cash Working Group in terms of location, rate and market monitoring. In total 64,682 families received unconditional cash grant, conditional
cash grant for livelihood and shelter based on assessed needs. A half of cash was delivered via mobile money transfer.

This paper is a summary of the presentation and discussion, which took place in the CWG monthly meeting in January. It was the first time that multiple agencies shared outcomes of their cash intervention in open and
systematic way.