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Minding the (financial and digital) gap! – How informal social safety nets leverage digital & cash enablers in COVID-19 pandemic
Minding the (financial and digital) gap! – How informal social safety nets leverage digital & cash enablers in COVID-19 pandemic: In every context, strengthening the links between cash transfers, savings groups and digitisation contributes to resilient recovery from COVID-19. Representatives of...
Brief: Towards shock-responsive social protection: lessons from the COVID-19 response in Uganda
This policy brief presents highlights from the Uganda country case study on the social protection responses to COVID-19. The brief summarizes the key findings and sets out recommendations to strengthen the foundational social protection systems and enhance the ability of the sector to respond to future...
Towards shock-responsive social protection: lessons from the COVID-19 response in Uganda
The stringent lockdown measures and global economic slowdown, due to COVID-19, are likely to have a large impact on poverty in Uganda. This report documents how the Government of Uganda plans to implement an Urban Cash for Work Programme to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on vulnerable populations....
Cash Working Group Leads Meeting Report – July 2020
The meeting was set to enable CWG Leads and Co-Leads reflect on the COVID-19 response, address challenges they face in this regard and look into trends and opportunities the response brings.
Cash Working Group Leads Meeting Report – March 2020
The Cash Working Group leads/co-leads meeting is a forum intended to provide a space for reflection, peer learning and developing solutions to shared challenges. This year’s meeting agenda and content were guided by requests from and contributions by participants. This report summarizes the discussions...
Mitigating Risks of Abuse of Power in Cash Assistance in Uganda
This document outlines lessons learned from a joint UNHCR/WFP project in Uganda with the aim to identify and mitigate the risks of abuse of power in cash assistance through the main delivery mechanisms used in-country: mobile money, e-cards and cash delivered through mobile vans.
Mitigating Risks of Abuse of Power in Cash Assistance – 4 pages
UNHCR and WFP are implementing a joint project to identify and mitigate risks of abuse by private sector service providers in their delivery of cash assistance to vulnerable populations. The project involves work with financial service providers, traders and other private sector stakeholders, as well as...
Multi-purpose Cash and Protection for South Sudanese Refugees in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement: A Learning Event Report
This paper will present evidence on how cash transfers empowers conflict affected populations. The evidence is based on two projects implemented by DCA in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement in Uganda. Furthermore, the paper present evidence on how the two projects successfully linked cash and protection. 14, 520...
A Meeting of Cash Working Group Leads: Learning, ideas and recommendations from Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, Zimbabwe and the Southern Africa Regional Group
Cash Working Group (CWG) leads representing 10 CWGs from East and Southern Africa (nine country-based and one regional) met in Nairobi on 3-4 October 2018 to discuss lessons learned, share challenges and propose solutions. This report includes thoughts and recommendations related to managing CWGs; ideas...
Karamoja, Uganda: Enhanced Market Analysis
The Market Fundamentals reports serves as starting points for providing efficient and effective market-based response decision support for both emergency and development programs in Karamoja Region of Uganda. It examines the appropriateness and feasibility of modality response options for the region.