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The Environmental Implications of Cash Transfers

14 December 2020 — By Samantha Brangeon, Valérie Léon

In recent years, the use of the “cash” modality in humanitarian programmes has grown exponentially. Some actors also put forward, among others things, their environmental benefits. The main hypothesis being that if items are purchased locally, humanitarian actors will have a reduced carbon footprint. However, this equation may not be so simple….