Collected Papers on Gender and Cash Transfer Programmes in Humanitarian Contexts
Existing gender inequalities mean that disasters and conflicts impact women, men, girls and boys differently. Cash based assistance is one of the most significant developments in humanitarian assistance in recent years. But the relationship between gender and cash based assistance in humanitarian contexts is poorly understood.
All too often, interventions are designed based on assumptions rather than evidence. As a result, many cash based interventions fail to capitalise on opportunities to foster positive gender impacts or, worse still, have unintended negative consequences.
To address this challenge, there is a need for dialogue and information exchange between cash, gender and protection actors. This collection of research papers aims to build the evidence base for gender and cash transfer programming. It will help humanitarian actors to share the latest and best evidence and address the multiple gaps that still exist.
Initially made up of the research presented at the CALP Network’s Gender Symposium, which took place in February 2018, this collection will continue to be updated as new research becomes available. Visit our Thematic Page for the latest updates.
This collection currently contains research papers submitted by UN Women, Concern Worldwide and World Food Programme.
The full report is also available in French.
The papers are available individually below.
- Setting the Stage: What we know (and don’t know) about the effects of cash-based interventions on gender outcomes in humanitarian settings
Prepared for UN Women by Claire A. Simon
- Gender and Cash-Based Programming in Malawi: Lessons from Concern Worldwide’s humanitarian and development experience
Caoimhe de Barra, Concern Worldwide, and Elizabeth Molloy, C12 Consultants
- How Cash and Food Transfers and Asset Creation Can Contribute to Women’s Empowerment: Learning from Niger, Kenya and Zimbabwe
Prepared for World Food Programme by Zalynn Peishi, Independent Consultant
- Reviewing the Linkages between Gender, Market Assessments and Market-based Interventions
Desiree Zwanck Lwambo and Simon Renk, Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) Unit’s Gender and Markets Initiative, WFP West Africa
- Gender and Cash Transfers: Implications of intrahousehold decision making on nutrition of women and children in Ethiopia
Linda Anne Lumbasi, Trinity College Dublin/University College Dublin
- “Breaking Barriers to Girls’ Education by Breaking Cycles of Poverty”Cash Transfers in South Sudan: A Case Study
Naomi Clugston, Girls’ Education South Sudan/ Charlie Goldsmith Associates
- Tackling the Integration of Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response and Cash-Based Interventions
Tenzin Manell, Women’s Refugee Commission
- Humanitarian Cash Transfer Programming and Gender-based Violence
Outcomes: Evidence and Future Research Priorities
Allyson Cross, Tenzin Manell and Melanie Megevand