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Learning from cash responses to the tsunami: Issue Paper 3: Setting the Value

2011 — By ODI

This is the third of six issue papers which form part of a project to document learning around cash based responses to the Indian Ocean tsunami. The project was funded by the British Red Cross, Save the Children UK, Oxfam GB, Mercy Corps and Concern Worldwide.

A key question in the design of cash transfer programmes is how much money to give people. This 5-page Issue Paper explores the questions around setting the value of the cash grant in four areas: grants to meet basic needs; grants to support shelter recovery; grants given via cash for work projects; and grants for livelihoods recovery.

Further information and resources are available at: http://www.odi.org.uk/hpg/Cash_ vouchers_tsunani.html