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RED Card Program (Repair and Development) Chile Earthquake 2010
On 27 February 2010 an earthquake measuring magnitude 8.8 on the Richter scale struck the Bío-Bío and Maule regions of Chile, at a depth of only 35km. This earthquake was then followed by an equally devastating tsunami. This double disaster left more than 480 people dead, more than 1.8 million people...
Cash-based Responses in Emergencies
This short HPG briefing paper looks at the suitability of cash based responses in a range of emergency situations. It gives a rapid overview of recent cash based responses and examines the key issues around comparing cash and in-kind programmes. It briefly looks at the impact of cash, the issues of...
Cash transfers in emergencies: A review drawing upon the tsunami and other experience
This 2006 document from the Social Policy and Economic Analysis office of UNICEF (East Asia and the Pacific Region) draws upon examples from the tsunami and other contexts to explore cash transfer experience in emergencies. It presents existing evidence of impact of cash transfers on children; reasons...
Growing Back Better: Rehabilitation of Tsunami Affected Cinnamon Industry in Southern Sri Lanka
This case study looks at the Spanish Red Cross’ intervention in post Tsunami Sri Lanka which aimed at supporting smallholder cinnamon growers, whose fields had been destroyed by the Tsunami, to recover and improve their cinnamon production as a way to restore their means of living. Cash grants were...
Cash-Transfer Programming in Emergencies – Pocket Cards
In emergencies, distributing cash can often meet people’s immediate needs more quickly and appropriately than the direct distribution of commodities. Cash gives people choices and thereby preserves their dignity. These 15 cards contain key elements from the book, which draws on Oxfam’s experience to...
Report: ECHO Roundtable "Scaling Up Cash Transfer Programming in Emergencies"
This 3-page report sums up the main points raised at the ECHO / WFP hosted roundtable on “Scaling Up Cash Transfer Programming in Emergencies”, 23 September 2011. The roundtable focused on the scaling-up of Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) in emergencies, more specifically for the provision of...
Cash transfers in post-conflict contexts
This ODI project briefing looks at the implementation for the design of cash programmes in post-conflict or fragile states, compared to those of peaceful and stable countries. It highlights examples from Sierra Leone and Nepal drawing lessons from existing programmes, examines the contribution to poverty...
Building Communities: A holistic approach to relocation and livelihoods: housing, cash grants, and community projects
This case study looks at the Spanish Red Cross’ housing reconstruction programme which took place between 2007-09 in Sri Lanka, following the devastating Tsunami. In addition to housing this intervention had two main approaches: household level grants for re-starting, supporting the strengthening or...
Cash Transfers in Zimbabwe
A background document to Cash Transfers in Zimbabwe, including details of: ZIMBABWE HARMONISED SOCIAL CASH TRANSFER PROGRAM (ZHSCT) UN / WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME CASH FOR CEREALS (CFC) PROGRAM THE NGO JOINT INITIATIVE (JI) IN ZIMBABWE PROTRACTED RELIEF PROGRAM OTHER INDEPENDENT NGO INITIATIVES Document...
Delivering Cash Through Traders – A Quick Delivery Guide (screen version)
Guidelines and Tools
A Quick Delivery Guide to delivering money through local traders. Prepared as a practical tool, this guide provides a brief synthesis of the necessary preconditions and advantages and disadvantages of using cheques. It also provides practical implementation tips.