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IDPs in Host Families and Host Communities: Assistance for Hosting Arrangements
The phenomenon of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees residing with host families is still relatively unexplored in comparison to what is known about IDPs and refugees living in camps. Of the nearly 14.7 million IDPs protected and assisted by UNHCR in 2010, an estimated 52% of the total live...
Haiti – Unconditional Cash Transfers: Lessons Learnt
The challenges of responding to the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti were huge and varied, prompting agencies to think and act creatively. Christian Aid’s partners were at the forefront of the humanitarian response, distributing cash to people affected by the disaster two weeks after the earthquake...
Helping Families, Closing Camps: Using rental support cash grants and other housing solutions to end displacement in camps
Guidelines and Tools
Rental Support Cash Grants have enabled over 14,000 families to move from Haiti’s displacement camps into safe housing. Since October 2010, ten months after the January 12th earthquake, these grants of $500 US Dollars covering one year of rent have proven to be a fast, effective and relatively...
Meta-Evaluation of ACF Fresh Food Voucher Programmes
ACF commissioned a meta-evaluation of 5 of its fresh food voucher programmes implemented between 2009-2011 during emergencies in Bolivia, Dadaab refugee camps in Kenya, Haiti, Pakistan and the occupied Palestinian Territories (oPT). The programmes were all paper cash-vouchers exchanged for fresh foods in...
ACF Meta Evaluation: Fresh Food Vouchers (poster)
This one-page poster shows a summary of the meta evaluation of 5 Fresh Food Voucher programmes in Bolivia, Haiti, Daadab Kenya, the oPT and Pakistan.
Étude comparative des mécanismes de coordination des programmes monétaires en situation d’urgence
Principalement basée sur trois études de cas (Pakistan, Haïti, et la Corne de l’Afrique), cette étude comparative a pour objectif de tirer les leçons pour une meilleure coordination des programmes de transfert d’argent (CTP) lors des urgences à venir et d’aider à construire une stratégie de...
E-payments in cash transfer programming (quick tool)
Guidelines and Tools
This 2-pager summarises some of the main features, benefits and challenges of 4 different electronic payments methods that can be used to deliver cash transfers in an emergency: pre-paid cards, smart cards, mobile money and mobile vouchers. It is drawn from the CaLP research on New Technologies in Cash...
Humanitarian Exchange: Special feature. New learning in cash transfer programming
The special feature of this issue of Humanitarian Exchange, co-edited with Sarah Bailey and Breanna Ridsdel, focuses on new learning in cash transfer programming. While cash is now an accepted tool, and is increasingly being used in humanitarian response, most programmes are small and gaps in analysis and...
Comparative study of emergency cash coordination mechanisms
Based principally on three cases studies (Pakistan, Haiti, and the Horn of Africa), the objective of this comparative study is to draw on lessons learnt for better coordination of cash transfer programmes (CTP) in future emergencies. This study has been commissioned by the CaLP and conducted by Groupe...
An Emergency Market Mapping and Analysis study Changing Responses to the Haiti Earthquake
Good practice standards guidelines and evaluations all emphasise the importance of including markets in emergency situation and response analysis. While this approach has become more widely accepted by international organisations in recent years, in practice it is clear that support is still needed to...