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Cash-transfer programming in emergencies – Pocket cards

2006 — By Oxfam GB

In emergencies, distributing cash can often meet people’s immediate needs more quickly and appropriately than the direct distribution of commodities. Cash gives people choices and thereby preserves their dignity. These 15 cards contain key elements from the book, which draws on Oxfam’s experience to explain how to assess whether cash is the most appropriate response to any particular emergency. Different types of cash intervention are compared – cash grants, vouchers, and cash-for-work – with checklists to explain how to implement each of them.