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Policy on Cash-Based Interventions
UNHCR’s Policy on Cash-Based Interventions (CBIs) is introduced herewith to expand and systematise the use of CBIs as a modality of assistance and service delivery across the organization and its operations worldwide. The Policy reconfirms UNHCR’s commitment to the increased use of CBIs and sets out...
A Review of UNICEF’s Role in Cash Transfers to Emergency Affected Populations
This paper is part of an ongoing process exploring UNICEF’s engagement with cash-based responses in emergencies. The main aim of the paper is to stimulate discussion on the potential role of cash transfers within UNICEF’s response to emergencies.
Learning from cash responses to the tsunami: Issue Paper 5: Livelihoods Recovery
This is the fifth of six issue papers which form part of a project to document learning around cash based responses to the Indian Ocean tsunami. The project was funded by the British Red Cross, Save the Children UK, Oxfam GB, Mercy Corps and Concern Worldwide. This Issue Paper looks at the use of cash in...
Learning from Cash Responses to the Tsunami: Issue Paper 6: Monitoring and Evaluation
This is the last of six issue papers which form part of a project to document learning around cash-based responses to the Indian Ocean tsunami. The project was funded by the British Red Cross, Save the Children UK, Oxfam GB, Mercy Corps and Concern Worldwide. This Issue Paper focuses on the question of...
Banking on solutions: A real-time evaluation of UNHCR’s shelter grant programme for returning displaced people in northern Sri Lanka
Approximately 300,000 people who were displaced in the final phase of fighting between the army and the LTTE, a 26-year conflict that came to a definitive end on 20 May 2009, with victory for the SLA. Initially transferred to the area of Menik Farm and other closed camps in northern Sri Lanka, where they...
Beneficiary Perceptions of Corruption in Humanitarian Assistance: A Sri Lanka Case Study
This case study, based on a number of chosen villages in Sri Lanka, examines the views of beneficiaries on corruption in the delivery of humanitarian assistance. It begins by outlining some of the corruption risks that agencies may face during emergency responses, particularly in conflict-affected...
Cash Transfers for Livelihoods in Eastern Sri Lanka
This case study looks at the British Red Cross’ intervention in Eastern Sri Lanka, following the Tsunami, whereby resettled households were provided with the cash equivalent of a food ration in order to bridge the gap before the next harvest and resumption of livelihood activities. The paper discusses...
Reconstruyendo Mejor: Rehabilitación de la industria de la canela afectada por el Tsunami en el sur de Sri Lanka
Este estudio de caso analiza la intervención de la Cruz Roja Española en Sri Lanka después del tsunami que el fin de apoyar los pequeños productores de canela, cuyos campos habían sido destruidas por el tsunami, para recuperar y mejorar su producción de canela como una manera de restaurar su medios...
Growing Back Better: Rehabilitation of Tsunami Affected Cinnamon Industry in Southern Sri Lanka
This case study looks at the Spanish Red Cross’ intervention in post Tsunami Sri Lanka which aimed at supporting smallholder cinnamon growers, whose fields had been destroyed by the Tsunami, to recover and improve their cinnamon production as a way to restore their means of living. Cash grants were...
Construyendo Comunidades: Apoyo integral a las familias realojadas y sus comunidades de acojida: vivienda, apoyo para mejorar los medios de vida y proyectos comunitarios
Este estudio de caso analiza el programa de la Cruz Roja Española de reconstrucción de viviendas que tuvo lugar entre 2007-09 en Sri Lanka, tras el devastador tsunami. Además de albergar esta intervención tuvo dos enfoques principales: subvenciones a nivel de hogar para volver a iniciar, apoyar el...