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The Design and Management of Cash Transfer Programmes: An Overview

10 April 2015 — By Stephen Barrett and Stephen Kidd

This paper describes and explains the operations of cash transfer schemes, outlining good practice in the design processes required to operationalize policy-level design principles. It describes the four key components comprising the administrative structure of most cash transfer programmes and, based on international experience, provides a brief analysis of the issues, options and risks associated with each component based. The paper goes on to describe a number of critical organizational policies and systems that are required to ensure good quality implementation of the four core operational processes.