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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

Research to Identify the Optimal Operational Set-up for Multi-Actor Provision of Unconditional Cash Grants to Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: Final report and recommendation

Report

This report contains the findings and recommendations from a 30 day research project commissioned by the cash working group (CWG) based in Lebanon, and more specifically the team tasked with the operational set-up. The Avenir research project team was engaged to identify the optimal operational set-up for...

2014

Economic Impact Study: Direct and Indirect Effects of the WFP Value-Based Food Voucher Programme in Lebanon

Report

This study examines the direct and indirect impacts of WFP’s e-card programme on the Lebanese economy. It is part of a broader United Nations initiative to assess the economic impacts of humanitarian assistance in Lebanon. The e-card programme is an important element of the international humanitarian...

2014

Cross-Sector Cash Assistance for Syrian Refugees and Host Communities in Lebanon: An IRC Programme

Report

Since January 2013, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has been implementing a project providing humanitarian assistance to the Syrian refugees in Lebanon. This project provided unconditional financial assistance to targeted Syrian refugees and Lebanese host households to help them be better...

2014

Cash Transfer Programming for Urban Displacement

Policy paper

In urban displacement contexts with functioning markets and developed banking systems, humanitarian agencies are increasingly using electronic-transfers (e-transfers) as the preferred cash delivery mechanism. Based on the Danish Refugee Council’s response to the Syria crisis, this Evaluation and...

2014

Unconditional Cash Assistance via E-Transfer: Implementation lessons learned – Winterization support via CSC bank ATM card

Report

This document looks at the lessons learned from the Danish Refugee Council’s e-transfer programme designed to provide cash assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon using the CALP Network’s guidelines on e-transfers in emergencies as a point of reference for assessing adherence to best practices.

2014

Hidden Victims of the Syrian Crisis: Disabled, injured and older refugees

Report

The Syrian crisis has generated the largest refugee movement since the Rwandan genocide and is described as the defining refugee crisis of our era. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, Syrian refugees are about to replace Afghans as the world’s largest...

2014

The Yemen Cash Transfer Programme

Report

This case study shows how Oxfam used social welfare fund lists and the Post Office system to distribute funds and rebuild donor trust. In October 2011, Oxfam partnered with the Social Welfare Fund and the Post Office in Al Hodeidah governorate in Yemen to deliver cash transfers to vulnerable households...

2014

The Impact of Oxfam’s Cash Distributions on Syrian Refugee Households in Host Communities and Informal Settlements in Jordan

Report

Given the absence of viable alternatives to cash transfer programmes (CTPs) in Jordan, such programmes will certainly continue for the foreseeable future. It is crucial to review their impact to date in order to identify common issues and lessons learned and adjust programmes accordingly. The present...

2014

Emergency Economies: The impact of cash assistance in Lebanon

Report

An impact evaluation of the 2013-2014 winter cash assistance program for Syrian refugees in Lebanon. This report describes the impacts of the winter cash transfer program run by UNHCR and partners from November 2013 to April 2014. The program gave $575 USD via ATM cards to 87,700 registered Syrian...

2014

Réduire la pauvreté et investir dans le capital humain : le nouveau rôle des filets sociaux en Afrique – Études de cas dans 22 pays

Rapport

La stratégie de protection sociale de la Banque mondiale pour l’Afrique de 2012 à 2022 met en lumière la nécessité d’établir une base factuelle solide pour étayer la préparation et la mise en œuvre de programmes de protection sociale sur ce continent. Depuis 2009, la Banque mondiale a...

2014

Cash for Work Programmes Standard Operating Procedures – Lebanon

Guidelines and Tools

The document intends to define the roles of responsibilities of all the actors involved in the Cash for Work (hereinafter CfW) activities being developed by Action Contre la Faim (hereinafter ACF) and his partners in Lebanon.

2014

Document de reference sur les programmes de transfert monetaire en Mauritanie

Rapport

Pour susciter les échanges entre intervenants et contribuer à harmoniser les interventions, Oxfam a initié une étude de capitalisation afin de produire un document de synthèse des approches des ONG utilisant l’outil cash transfert dans des programmes de sécurité alimentaire en Mauritanie. Le...

2014

Cash for Work Fact Sheet – Lebanon

Guidelines and Tools

The following fact sheet outlines: – Why opt for CFW intervention in South Lebanon – Selection of beneficiaries, Daily wage rate and Logistics – Implementing CFW in Lebanon

2014

PCPM’s Cash for Shelter Program in Akkar Governorate, Lebanon: Evaluation and lessons learned

Report

The aim of this report is to provide an evaluation of the activities of Polish Centre for International Aid (PCPM) cash for shelter programme in the Akkar district in Lebanon. The evaluation has been focused on the long-term results of the humanitarian aid provided by PCPM to the Syrian refugees in Akkar...

2014

Étude de cadrage: les transferts monétaires d’urgence dans les secteurs WASH et du logement

Rapport

Ces dernières années, les discussions au sujet des transferts monétaires ont cessé de remettre en cause la validité de la distribution d’argent et de coupons en tant que modalité d’intervention, comme c’était le cas initialement. Aujourd’hui, leur valeur ajoutée dans les contextes...

2014

Humanitarian Response to Urban Crises: Workshop Report

Report

The UK government’s Humanitarian Emergency Response Review recognised that ‘the concentration of populations in urban areas will change the nature of many humanitarian disasters.’ii DFID is exploring how it can increase understanding, confidence and capability to prepare for and respond to urban...

2014

Guidelines for Conditional Cash-for Rent Assistance for Syrian Refugees in Jordan

Guidelines and Tools

The objective of these guidelines is to inform Shelter sector partners of best practices for implementing conditional cash-for-rent assistance targeting Syrian refugees in the host communities. These guidelines have been developed by a taskforce of the Shelter Working Group.

2014

Scoping study – Emergency cash transfer programming in the WaSH and shelter sectors

Report

Over the past few years, the dialogue on cash transfer programming has progressed beyond initial debates about whether distributing cash and vouchers is a valid response modality at all to a general acceptance of their added value in appropriate contexts. Beyond the livelihoods and food...

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

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