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CTP in Challenging Contexts: Case study on CTP and risks in northern Mali

Report

This case study was commissioned by the the CALP Network as the first output under the 2018–2019 workstream on cash transfer programming (CTP) and associated risks. The study aims to contribute to the body of evidence on CTP-related risks and mitigation strategies by drawing lessons learnt and...

2018

Cash Transfer Programming in Armed Conflict: The ICRC’s Experience

Report

Money is the main means of survival for most people around the world. That remains the case in situations of armed conflict, when having cash to buy essential goods can mean the difference between life and death.
The ICRC’s experience shows that cash is an essential tool in humanitarian action in armed...

2018

Cash Week 2018: Event Report

Report

Cash Week 2018 was a series of events aimed at advancing issues, reflecting, and preparing for the future of cash and voucher assistance. The events, which took place in London and online from 15-19 October 2018, were intended to provide opportunities for: Networking and collaboration between the CALP...

2018

Harnessing Digital Technology for Cash Transfer Programming in the Ebola Response. Lessons Learned from USAID/Office of Food for Peace Partners’ West Africa Ebola Responses (2015–2016)

Report

Globally, the adoption of digital technology has grown alongside the increase in cash transfer programming (CTP), often through the use of e-transfers, in part because of the potential gains in accountability, efficiency (cost and time) and effectiveness. The 2015 High Level Panel on Cash Transfers...

September 2017

How We Built a Global Action Agenda to Enable Digital Payments in Humanitarian Response

Blog Post

In recent years, digital payments have emerged as an essential, high-impact tool for humanitarian response. They can enable humanitarian responders to quickly reach people with assistance, and in ways that provide both short- and long-term benefits to those in need, such as access to safe and portable...

8 August 2017

Adaptable and effective: Cash in the face of multi-dimensional crisis

Report

A summary of the learnings and recommendations from an internal and external evaluation of the Emergency Cash-First Response to Drought-Affected Communities in the Southern Provinces of Zimbabwe project which was carried out from August 2015 to May 2017. The external evaluation was carried out by Oxford...

2017

Digital Cash Transfers in Liberia. A case study from Save the Children’s Emergency Food Security Program (2015- 2016)

Report

Through its USAID-funded Emergency Food Security Program, Save the Children was the first organization to implement cash transfers through mobile money at scale in Liberia, where mobile money services are nascent. From liquidity management to incentivizing agents, the challenges, lessons, and...

2017

Mobile Money in Somalia – Household Survey and Market Analysis

Report

Key findings from an assessment of mobile money in Somalia. Provides information about mobile money penetration; practicalities; usage; perceptions and the use of shillings versus dollars.

2017

ELAN Humanitarian KYC Case Studies

Report

Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations, also known as customer due diligence, are designed to combat money laundering, terrorist financing, and other related threats to the financial system. They refer to the ID checks that financial institutions perform to comply with national financial regulations....

2017

Can E-Transfers Promote Financial Inclusion in Emergencies: A Case Study from Ethiopia

Report

The Electronic Cash Transfer Learning Action Network (ELAN) launched this research to build an evidence base around connecting emergency electronic transfer (e-transfer) recipients with additional financial
services. They also wanted to learn if, when, and how e-transfers can promote sustained uptake and...

2017

The Financial Journey of Refugees Full Report

Report

This document details how refugees and migrants from the Middle East, South and Central Asia and East, West and North Africa finance their journeys and manage money along the way.

2017

Review of the Common Cash Facility approach in Jordan

Report

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Jordan has pioneered a collaborative, multi-stakeholder approach to the delivery of cash, known as the Common Cash Facility (CCF). The aim of the CCF is to provide humanitarian actors with direct and equal access to a common financial service...

2017

Cash Delivery Mechanism Assessment Tool

Guidelines and Tools

In line with its commitment to institutionalise the use of Cash-Based Interventions (CBIs), the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) released the Operational Guidance for Cash-Based Interventions in Displacement Settings (“the Guidelines”) dated 4 February 2015, to...

2017

E-transfers Procurement Learning and Good Practices

Guidelines and Tools

Humanitarian agencies have increased their use of cash transfers and related distribution technologies. Yet, most rely largerly procurement and contracting processes designed for goods and professional services. An Elan Survey of humanitarian operations staff and e-transfers providers indicated several...

2017

Cash transfer platforms in humanitarian contexts

Report

This report is based on ten days of desk-based research prepared for the Australian Government that aims to respond to the following questions: What is the rationale for using multi-purpose cash transfers and single platforms? What is driving donor agency positions on these issues? What is the evidence...

2017

Partnering with Mobile Network Operators in Zimbabwe to Deliver Cash Transfers

Report

This case study seeks to investigate and document the following: The process of engagement between MNOs and CARE. Clarity of roles between CARE/WVI as implementing agencies and MNOs. Successes and challenges in the partnership between CARE/WVI and the MNOs Measures taken to manage the impact of the...

2017

Delivery Mechanism Mapping for Cash Based Interventions in Cox’s Bazaar Bangladesh

Report

The ‘Delivery Mechanism Mapping for Cash Based Interventions (CBI) in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh’ was conducted in December 2017 by a ‘Cash Champion’ deployed from Catholic Relief Services (CRS) with the support of the Global Shelter Cluster and ECHO, and involved consultations with numerous...

2017