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Gender and Cash-Based Programming in Malawi: Lessons from Concern Worldwide’s humanitarian and development experience

September 2018 — By Caoimhe de Barra, Elizabeth Molloy

From ‘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 CaLP’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.

Download the full collection here.