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The Impact of Social Cash Transfer Programmes on Community Dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa

Report

Social cash transfer programmes are on the rise in sub-Saharan Africa, building on the momentum generated by the African Union’s 2008 Social Policy Framework Plan of Action. This plan motivated member countries to develop their own social policy frameworks and to give greater priority to social...

23 February 2015

A Review of Evidence of Humanitarian Cash Transfer Programming in Urban Areas

Report

Urban poor populations frequently experience disasters of varying typology and intensity. When set against a backdrop of poverty and marginalisation, their needs can be complex. As recent urban crises have pushed humanitarian agencies to respond in urban areas, this literature review examines the...

2015

A Review of Evidence of Humanitarian Cash Transfer Programming in Urban Areas: Annexes

Report

Annexes to accompany the working paper ‘A review of evidence
of humanitarian cash transfer programming in urban areas”

2015

The Economic Impacts of Cash Transfer Programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa

Report

This brief brings together the critical mass of evidence that has emerged from recent rigorous impact evaluations of government-run cash transfer programmes in sub-Saharan Africa. Most, but not all, of the programmes belong to the Transfer Project, a community of practice created to share lessons,...

2014

Facteurs affectant l’optimisation des coûts des transferts électroniques dans les programmes humanitaires

Rapport

Ce travail de recherche propose une méthodologie pour évaluer les coûts et présente des études de cas détaillées sur les coûts liés à l’exécution des récents programmes faisant appel aux transferts monétaires en situation d’urgence menés au Kenya et en Somalie, s’inspirant des...

2014

Disaster Response: Mobile Money for the Displaced

Report

Advances in mobile technology have opened up new opportunities, not only for communication, but also for using the mobile handset as a platform for a range of applications. The introduction of data transfer facilities and the rise of mobile financial services around the world have allowed mobile money...

2014

Scaling Up Existing Social Safety Nets to Provide Humanitarian Response: A case study of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme and Kenya’s Hunger Safety Net Programme

Policy paper

A case study of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme and Kenya’s Hunger Safety Net Programme. This thematic report has been undertaken as part of a 2013 research study entitled, Is Cash Transfer Programming ‘Fit for the Future’? The research was commissioned by the the CALP Network and...

2014

Factors Affecting the Cost-efficiency of Electronic Transfers in Humanitarian Programmes

Report

Led by Oxford Policy Management (OPM) with support from Concern Worldwide, this research aims to answer the key question: Are electronic transfers more cost-efficient than traditional manual based cash delivery methods, and under what conditions? Cash is increasingly offered to households in...

2014

Market Analysis for Preparedness: The urban informal settlements of Nairobi

Report

The last few years have seen a significant change in the way humanitarian organisations approach response design. Partly spurred on by the growth in cash transfer programming and market-based programming, the practice of working through and supporting local markets is now widely considered best practice...

2014

Household Response to Income Changes: Evidence from an unconditional cash transfer program in Kenya

Report

This paper studies the response of poor rural households in rural Kenya to large temporary income changes. Using a randomized controlled trial, households were randomly assigned to receive unconditional cash transfers of at least USD 404 from the NGO GiveDirectly. We designed the experiment to address...

2014

A Guide to Calculating the Cost of Delivering Cash Transfers in Humanitarian Emergencies – With reference to case studies in Kenya and Somalia

Report

The emergence of cash transfers as a viable alternative to in-kind aid – such as food or shelter materials – for households affected by humanitarian disasters has been documented for some years now. Under certain conditions, when local markets are able to accommodate increased demand and prices will...

2014

What is social protection?

Report

This presentation was made on behalf of UNICEF at the social protection framework validation meeting that took place at the Jacaranda Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya on 26 September 2014. It looks at components and dimensions of social protection, lessons from global experiences and some limitations of the...

2014

Policy Brief: Impacts of Unconditional Cash Transfers

Policy paper

This policy paper looks at a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of the unconditional cash transfer program implemented by the NGO GiveDirectly in Western Kenya between 2011 and 2012, in which poor rural households received unconditional cash transfers through the mobile money system M-Pesa. Importantly,...

2014

Humanitarian crises, emergency preparedness and response: The roles of business and the private sector – final report and case studies from Indonesia, Kenya, Jordan and Haiti

Report

The private sector has long been a major contributor to humanitarian action. At the community level, businesses frequently use their materials and resources to aid people affected by crises. As local markets recover and supply chains are repaired, crisis-affected people are once again able to access basic...

2014

Markets dynamics and financial services in Kenya’s Arid and Semi-Arid Lands

Guidelines and Tools

The Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) team of WFP recently finalised a market study on the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) of Kenya. The study explores market dynamics and financial service access for pastoral communities. This executive summary shortly presents the findings of this study. The...

2013