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Ongoing research

Evidence review on the use of cash transfers in contexts of acute food insecurity

There is still a gap in evidence around the impact and usage of cash transfers in contexts of acute food insecurity and the benefits of using cash based approaches either alongside or instead of in-kind assistance to mitigate a higher IPC projection, where markets are functioning and accessible to populations.

This operational research proposes to harness 3x in-country clusters and their partners to provide evidence as to practically how cash transfers have impacted food security outcomes in populations experiencing IPC/CH Phase 4-5 or CARI levels severe and moderate

Anticipated end date: 30 November 2022

Contact: Damien Joud

The purpose of this operational research led by the Global Food Security Cluster Cash and Market Working Group members is to highlight and better understand how CVA, in particular the use of cash transfers to meet food security needs, can be effectively used in contexts of acute food insecurity (IPC/CH Phase 4-5 or CARI levels severe and moderate) and create an evidence base for other humanitarian