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Moving Forward with Cash in Haiti: A Review of Cash-Based Interventions during Hurricane Matthew Response in Haiti

July 2018 — By Mercy Corps, Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

Mercy Corps, with funding from European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) has conducted an extensive review of lessons learned and contextual data, combined with key informant interviews and workshops to compile, analyse and present core lessons from the Hurricane Matthew cash-based response.

Mercy Corps compiled and reviewed over 50 reports on cash responses in the Haitian context, and conducted extensive secondary analysis of 17 of these reports that were directly related to Hurricane Matthew. As a benchmark for best-in-class cash transfer programming, Mercy Corps referred to industry standards developed by the CALP Network. Following the literature review and analysis, Mercy Corps conducted a workshop with 23 members of the Haiti Cash-Based Transfer Working Group (CBTWG) to review results and make final recommendations, which have been included in this report.