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Evaluation of Livelihoods Projects Sri Lanka Tsunami Specific Plan

15 December 2010 — By Ben Mountfield, Agnès Dalmau

Spanish Red Cross has wide experience in livelihoods programming mainly in South America and South Africa over the last twenty years.  However the projects that were developed in response to the impact of the Indian Ocean tsunami were the first time that the SRC used cash grants as a modality for its livelihoods work.

This evaluation is a review of livelihoods projects, not just an examination of the use of cash as a means to transfer resources to affected households. However, it does look quite closely at the use of cash, specifically in the second section of findings. The report also considers the linkages between livelihoods work and the provision of permanent housing, as two of the four projects under review were linked to relocation construction projects. Additional information on the Cinnamon project and the Kalutera, Galle and Lunawa livelihoods projects is available in the form of case studies.