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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

Food Analysis Integrity Study: Review of the 2011 drought response in Kenya

Report

Using four case studies from the 2011 drought response in Kenya, the Food Assistance Integrity Study by Transparency International Kenya analyses the impact of diversion and corruption on different types of food assistance. The study aims to enhance the accountability, efficiency and cost effectiveness of...

2013

Building Orphan Competent Communities: Experiences from a community-based capital cash transfer initiative in Kenya

Report

As a result of the increasing number of orphans in sub-Saharan Africa, numerous programmes have been initiated to facilitate the care and support of orphaned and vulnerable children. This paper reports on a community-based capital cash transfer initiative in Kenya and explores its role in building orphan...

2013

sQuid Card As An Electronic Voucher Aid Management

Report

Electronic payments technologies have advanced significantly and some have the capability to meet the demands of transferring money to large numbers of recipients with a high level of accountability that must accompany such cash transfer programmes. sQuid is one of these.

October 2012

Humanitarian Coalition East Africa Drought Appeal: Final evaluation report – Cash programs

Report

In 2011,  suffered from one of the worst droughts in 60 years which left more than 13 million people in need of food, water and emergency healthcare.  Canadian donors contributed $14 million to the Humanitarian Coalition’s joint appeal for East Africa’s drought of 2011. These funds helped to set up...

October 2012

Humanitarian Coalition East Africa Drought Appeal: Final evaluation report

Report

In 2011,  suffered from one of the worst droughts in 60 years which left more than 13 million people in need of food, water and emergency healthcare.  Canadian donors contributed $14 million to the Humanitarian Coalition’s joint appeal for East Africa’s drought of 2011. These funds helped to set up...

October 2012

The Crisis in the Sahel – Special Feature

Report

The special feature of this issue of Humanitarian Exchange focuses on the humanitarian crisis in the Sahel region of Africa, where aid agencies estimate that more than 18 million people are affected by food insecurity. In response to this crisis, cash and vouchers programming has been largely used. In...

September 2012

How Effective are Cash Transfer Programmes at Improving Nutritional Status?

Report

Cash transfer programmes are a widely applied social protection scheme that has achieved successes in fighting poverty worldwide. A large literature has sprung up around these programmes, yet the relationship between cash transfer programmes and the nutritional status of recipient children is unclear. Can...

July 2012

Oxfam GB Emergency Food Security and Livelihoods Urban Programme Evaluation

Report

The global urban population is now larger than the rural population. While rural areas in general remain worse off than urban areas, the number of people in urban poverty is growing fast, and urban dwellers are vulnerable to significant disasters. Development and humanitarian agencies are therefore...

17 May 2012

Review of emergency cash coordination mechanisms in the Horn of Africa: Kenya and Somalia

Report

In response to the drought and famine in the Horn of Africa in 2011, cash transfer programming (CTP) has been used extensively as a modality to meet humanitarian needs. Partly because the conditions permitted it (functioning markets, cash economies and delivery mechanisms), and partly because delivering...

May 2012

Cash Transfers in Nairobi’s Slums

Report

In Kenya, a combination of factors led to the food crisis of 2008–9, which put around 9.5 million people at risk of starvation. About 4.1 million of those affected were living in informal settlements (slums) in the capital, Nairobi. Oxfam and Concern Worldwide developed a joint programme to address...

2012

MPESA Project Analysis: Exploring the use of cash transfers using cell phones in pastoral areas

Report

Safaricom Limited, a mobile network operator in Kenya, launched a mobile money transfer system called M-PESA in 2007. This system allows users to send or receive money on their Safaricom SIM card. Télécoms sans Frontières and Vétérinaires sans Frontières – Germany decided to work in partnership on...

2012