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Cash Transfer Program In Bangladesh: Looking Through The ELNHA Lens

October 2016 — By Atwar Rahman, Fadrick Suvro, Imtiaz Ahmad

Oxfam is implementing a multi-country humanitarian capacity building project titled as ‘’Empowering Local and National Humanitarian Actors (ELNHA)’’ in Bangladesh. This project is designed to use a variety of approaches that will enable local and national humanitarian actors (LNHAs) to take the lead role in humanitarian response and recovery in the future. Such actions include capacity building, creation of platforms/networks that will champion the LNHAs agenda, influencing approaches and enabling efficient CTP (Cash Transfer Programming).
The ELNHA project aims to create an enabling environment for LNHAs to lead and implement efficient and effective CTP and cash based interventions for providing humanitarian assistances to crisis
affected people. It therefore, calls for a need to properly understand the policies and practices relevant to ELNHAs, availability of the different actors including ELNHAs and their capability to deliver effective CTP taking into account their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and risk factors within the institutions and environment. The new situation analysis will need to be guided to a large extent by Oxfam’s recent CTP study reports, research and data sets. This situation analysis will mainly need the
additional information to develop the fresh perspective of current CTP situation focusing on local actors.