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The Role of Cash Transfers in Social Protection, Humanitarian Response and Shock-Responsive Social Protection

Guidelines and Tools

Cash transfers have expanded rapidly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) around the world in the past decade. The contexts in which they are implemented have also diversified; while cash transfers were mostly adopted initially as central elements of social protection systems, they have become...

2018

Le genre et les transferts monétaires : Répercussions de la prise de décisions au sein des ménages sur la nutrition des femmes et des enfants en Éthiopie

Case Study

La relation entre le genre et l’assistance monétaire dans les contextes humanitaires
est mal comprise. Les interventions sont bien trop souvent définies à partir de suppositions plutôt que de faits réels. Afin de comprendre comment l’assistance monétaire est bénéfique à tous, les acteurs de...

2018

Social Pensions and their Contribution to Economic Growth

Report

This report for Uganda’s Expanding Social Protection programme details how old age pensions can be considered a foundation for a country’s strategic economic growth and the positive contribution pensions can have on individuals, families, communities and nations.

2018

« Lever Les Obstacles À L’éducation Des Filles En Brisant Les Cycles De Pauvreté » Les Transferts Monétaires Au Soudan Du Sud : Une Étude De Cas

Case Study

La relation entre le genre et l’assistance monétaire dans les contextes humanitaires
est mal comprise. Les interventions sont bien trop souvent définies à partir de suppositions plutôt que de faits réels. Afin de comprendre comment l’assistance monétaire est bénéfique à tous, les acteurs de...

2018

Mainstreaming Gender-Based Violence Considerations in Cash-Based Interventions: A Case Study from Lower Juba, Somalia

Report

This case study provides an overview of assessment and monitoring activities
conducted by the Women’s Refugee Commission and Adeso to mainstream GBV considerations within Adeso’s CBI in Lower Juba.

2018

Multi-Purpose Cash and Sectoral Outcomes: a Review of Evidence and Learning

Report

Growing attention to multi-purpose cash offers an exciting opportunity to redress a long-standing shortcoming of humanitarian response. There is a need to better understand and respond to crisis-affected people in a more holistic and coherent way, going beyond sectors to bring the emphasis back to how...

2018

Mainstreaming Gender-Based Violence Considerations in Cash-Based Interventions: A Case Study from Zinder, Niger

Report

This case study provides an overview of assessment and monitoring activities undertaken by the Women’s Refugee Commission and Save the Children to mainstream gender-based violence (GBV) considerations in Save the Children’s cash-based intervention (CBIs) in Zinder. Key findings, learning and...

2018

Multi-purpose Cash and Sectoral Outcomes – Greece case study

Report

Starting in 2015, the European Commission has been providing funding to support the humanitarian response in Greece through the Emergency Support to Integration & Accommodation’ (ESTIA) programme managed by its European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO). ESTIA is implemented by UNHCR...

2018

Optimizing Benefits and Mitigating Risks of Integrating Cash-Based Initiatives and GBV Programming: Case Studies from Irbid and Mafraq, Jordan

Report

This case study provides an overview of assessment and monitoring activities
conducted by Mercy Corps and the International Rescue Committee in partnership with the Women’s Commission to: a. mainstream gender-based violence (GBV) considerations in cash-based interventions b. utilize cash within a GBV...

2018

Reflecting on the 2017 Drought Response and Cash Coordination in Kenya

Report

This report brings together thoughts and reflections on the use of cash in the drought response in Kenya in 2017/18 and consider how cash coordination might be strengthened in future. These are from a half day learning event organised by the CALP Network in liaison with the Chair and Co-Chair of the Kenya...

2018

Cash Transfer Programming in the Education and Child Protection Sectors: Literature review and Evidence maps

Report

The use of cash transfer programming (CTP) in humanitarian response continues to increase in scale and quality, as evidenced by the State of the World’s Cash Report.
This report examines the body of research that provides evidence of the impact of CTP on education and child protection outcomes and...

2018

Social Safety Nets in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States

Report

This rapid review synthesises evidence on social safety net in fragile and conflict-affected states and how they have been supported by national governments and the international community. First section will discuss about the scope of social safety net and followed by examples from Afghanistan. Second...

2018

Multi-purpose Cash and Protection for South Sudanese Refugees in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement: A Learning Event Report

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...

2018

Cash-Based Initiatives for Refugees in Jordan: Annotated Bibliography

Report

The available literature tells us little about the effectiveness of targeting of cash-based initiatives (CBIs) for refugees in Jordan. However, it suggests there are positive impacts on food security for refugees, their ability to pay for rent and utilities and their psycho-social well-being, as well as...

2018

A mixed-method review of cash transfers and intimate partner violence in low and middle-income countries

Report

There is increasing evidence that cash transfer (CT) programs decrease intimate partner violence (IPV); however, little is known about how CTs achieve this impact. We conducted a mixed method review of studies in low- and middle-income countries. Fourteen quantitative and nine qualitative studies met our...

2018

Assessment of the Geographical and Community-based Targeting of WFP’s Cash and Food for Assets Programme in Kenya

Report

This report provides an in-depth assessment of the targeting mechanisms used for the cash and food for assets programme by the World Food Programme (WFP) and the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA). Assessment of the Geographical and Community-based Targeting of WFP’s Cash and Food for Assets...

2018

Collected Papers on Gender and Cash Transfer Programmes in Humanitarian Contexts

Report

Existing gender inequalities mean that disasters and conflicts impact women, men, girls and boys differently. Cash based assistance is one of the most significant developments in humanitarian assistance in recent years. But the relationship between gender and cash based assistance in humanitarian contexts...

2018