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IFRC Case study: Preparing to implement relief cash transfer programming at scale

2014 — By IFRC

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) worked with four pilot countries namely the Philippine Red Cross, the Viet Nam Red Cross Society, the Senegalese Red Cross Society and the Chilean Red Cross, between May 2012 and December 2013 to support them with training and coaching, ensuring cash transfers and market assessment are embedded into their existing preparedness measures and contingency planning. This was done to ensure that during an operation with a scalable cash transfer component, the programme could be rapidly implemented to meet the immediate or relief needs of the affected population.

This case study captures the achievements and learning from the cash transfer programming preparedness pilot in order to support future efforts. The case study is predominantly based on the results of a summative evaluation that reviewed the work done by the four National Societies and the IFRC secretariat at the end of the pilot.