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Vanuatu Cash Transfer Feasibility Assessment

2019 — By Candice Holt, Sandra Hart

Oxfam conducted this Vanuatu Cash Transfer Feasibility Assessment in partnership with Youth Challenge Vanuatu, Department of Agriculture & Rural Development, and the Vanuatu National Statistics Office with funding from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) through the Australian Humanitarian Partnership (AHP) Disaster-Ready Initiative. The assessment is part of the regional Pacific Cash Preparedness Partnership, a partnership between Oxfam, Save the Children and the United Nations World Food Programme, which is focused on conducting a series of feasibility assessments across Vanuatu, Fiji, and Solomon Islands in order to increase awareness, capacity and expertise in Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) in the Pacific Islands.
The overarching objective of the assessment is to build a strong and context-specific evidence base to guide and inform national discussions, awareness and preparedness initiatives related to the use of cash transfers as a means of humanitarian assistance for response, recovery and resilience programs. Particularly, this report informs country-level cash transfer preparedness to enable more efficient and effective emergency CTP in Vanuatu. The report identifies:
• locations where cash transfers are a viable approach to deliver emergency assistance in Vanuatu;
• to whom cash transfers may be appropriately delivered;
• when this type of assistance is most effective; and
• preliminary recommendations based on the research findings on how (in what form) cash transfers can be delivered in Vanuatu.

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