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Yemen Social Protection and Humanitarian Cash Linkages

2020 — By Calum Mclean

Better Assistance in Crises (BASIC) is a DFID centrally managed programme designed to help poor and vulnerable people cope better with crises and meet their basic needs through more effective social assistance in contexts of recurrent shocks, protracted conflict and forced displacement.

BASIC aims to tackle bottlenecks at global and country level that prevent greater use of social protection approaches in crises through two components:

• Technical Assistance Services – Expert advice and support for the scoping, design and delivery of more effective assistance systems. • Research – To build a robust evidence base, research that strengthens both global and country-specific learning on using social protection approaches to respond to crises, in different contexts, and the costs and benefits of such approaches.

BASIC Technical Assistance Services are delivered through the Expert Advisory Call Down Service (EACDS) – Lot B, managed by DAI, that delivers high quality support to the UK Government across a wide range of development and humanitarian challenges such as programme design, risk and contingency financing, understanding changing systems and strategic integration of humanitarian action and development.