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Madagascar Cash in Emergency Principles

2017 — By Ministère de la Population, de la Protection Sociale et de la Promotion de la Femme, Madagascar

To improve coordination at technical and strategic levels, an emergency cash group was formed in 2016 under the overall umbrella of the Social Protection Thematic Group which was co-led by UNICEF and the Ministry in charge of social protection. This has strengthened coordination amongst partners; improved harmonization of programs; and created synergies with resilience programs and development-oriented cash transfer interventions.

To this end, the government and cash working group partners organized a workshop in August 2017 to share perspectives and lessons learnt. The main objective of the workshop was to improve and strengthen the coordination of social protection interventions, particularly cash transfers in response to emergencies. Developing principles and proposals for emergency preparedness and response were developed during this workshop to contribute to the development of a shock response social protection system favoring the optimal recovery of impacted families and populations.