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Cash Transfer Programming for Syrian Refugees: Lessons Learned on Vulnerability, Targeting, and Protection from the Danish Refugee Council’s E-Voucher Intervention in Southern Turkey

2015 — By Karen Jacobsen, Paula Armstrong

DRC Turkey is currently implementing a two-year, DFID-funded project that aims to provide immediate support to and strengthen the coping mechanisms of vulnerable non-camp Syrian refugees in southern Turkey. The first phase of the project focused on identifying and providing monthly cash transfers (in the form of supermarket e-vouchers) to vulnerable households.

This report provides a comprehensive “lessons learned” analysis of DRC’s e-voucher intervention. It first outlines the strengths and weaknesses of the profiling questionnaire, survey methods, and scoring index that were used to assess and target households for assistance, and provides recommendations for improving these aspects of future cash transfer programming (CTP). Next, it examines the protection implications of the e-voucher intervention, again providing recommendations for future programs. The report ends with an illustration of how its recommendations will be applied in a forthcoming DRC e-voucher intervention.


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