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Managing Cash-Based Programmes in a Volatile Markets Contexts: The Case of Delivering Cash Using Mobile Money During the Zimbabwe Cash Liquidity Crisis

Report

This case study examines how the Zimbabwe national cash crisis evolved and the ways in which affected communities and the CTP adapted to the challenges it posed. The study highlights what worked well, what was less effective, and some other possible future opportunities. It also provides operational...

2017

Exploitation des technologies numériques dans les transferts monétaires mis en oeuvre lors de la réponse à l’épidémie d’Ebola

Rapport

L’adoption des technologies numériques s’est accrue parallèlement à l’essor des transferts monétaires, souvent au moyen de transferts électroniques, car ces solutions présentent des avantages en matière de transparence et d’efficacité (gain de temps et d’argent). En 2015, le Haut Panel...

2017

Cash or in-kind? Why not both? Response Analysis Lessons from Multimodal Programming

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This research reviews lessons learned about response analysis from multimodal responses, that is, responses in which practitioners determined that more than one response modality between cash,vouchers, and in-kind, was a “best fit” or in which the conclusions about “best fit” changed over...

2017

Kenya Red Cross Society Using New Technology to Reach Communities in Hardship Areas

Report

Kenya Red Cross Society responded to the severe drought through cash transfers in Marsabit county. Unlike an earlier drought, where KRCS used manual system to pay beneficiaries in the same geographical area,  this year the organisation used a payment technology provided by a company called Compulynx....

2017

A buffer against the drought

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The Government of Kenya in partnership with DFID undertake a long term social protection program(Hunger Safety Net Program) in Northern Kenya reaching out to poor households with bi monthly cash transfers. So much investment has been put in this program including pre-registration and carding of...

2017

Cash-based transfers. Analytical Paper on WHS Self-Reporting on the Agenda for Humanity

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Forty-three stakeholders reported on World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) commitments related to cash-based transfers (CBT). Self-reports indicate that cash is increasingly a preferred option, when appropriate, taking into account context and feasibility considerations. Cash programming is being streamlined...

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

E-Transfers for Hygiene through Red Rose in Northern Syria

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Cash is receiving a lot of attention globally and is currently being scaled-up at the highest level. On the 9th February 2016, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched his report for the World Humanitarian Summit, calling for cash-based programming to be the ‘default method of support for affected...

1 September 2016

Innovative Electronic Cash Transfer Programme for Emergencies. An Oxfam Visa case study in Philippines

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On November 8, 2013, super Typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) struck the Philippines, killing more than 6,000 people, and displacing an estimated 4.4 million individuals. Through its cash transfer programme, Oxfam conducted cash for work activities, and provided cash asset recovery to more than...

22 August 2016

Untapped Humanitarian Demand: A Business Case for Expanding Digital Financial Services

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The International Rescue Committee, commissioned Strategy Impact Advisors  to build a return on investment (ROI) model to estimate whether or not a business case exists for expanded coverage of digital financial services in crisis-prone areas (Lebanon and the Philippines). This analysis provides...

18 August 2016

Making Electronic Payments Work for Humanitarian Response

Report

The dialogue leading up to the WHS has cast a spotlight on humanitarian cash transfers. Significant global attention has centered on the role of cash transfers in bringing efficiency to the humanitarian system and improving outcomes for crisis-affected populations. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has...

17 August 2016

Introducing the ELAN Data Starter Kit

Blog Post

Electronic cash transfers (e-transfers) often necessitate the transfer of personal data, some of which is sensitive, between humanitarian and private sector actors, such as financial service providers (FSPs). As use of e-transfers increases, having strong data management and protection practices in place...

14 June 2016

UNHCR Cash Assistance: Improving refugees lives and supporting local economies

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UNHCR’s Cash-Based Interventions (CBI) support the most vulnerable Syrian refugees living within the host community in Jordan. Thanks to generous donor support last year, over 30,000 households received monthly cash assistance, winterisation cash, and cash for health, totalling nearly US $ 85 million....

2016

Principles on Public-Private Cooperation in Humanitarian Payments

Guidelines and Tools

E-payments can make the delivery of cash disbursements more secure, cost- effective, faster and more convenient. In the context of humanitarian crises, digital payments offer recipients choice and can help stimulate the local economy. To fully realize the benefits of new technologies and achieve scale,...

2016

Can E-transfers Promote Financial Inclusion in Emergencies: A Case Study from Bangladesh

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

2016

DFID Shock-Responsive Social Protection Systems research: Literature review

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DFID has commissioned research into Shock-Responsive Social Protection systems, to further understand the nature of the interaction between social protection, humanitarian and disaster risk management systems and ways in which long-term social protection systems can be scaled up to
provide support in...

January 2016

ELAN Workshop Report: E-Transfers in Iraq and Syria

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This report outlines the main conclusions and takeways of ELAN workshop held in Iraq. The event was organized to meet the following objectives: Introduce participants to the what, why, and when of e-transfers. Explore solutions to the particular challenges of using e-transfers in Iraq and Syria. Share...

2016

ELAN Vocabulary and Usage

Guidelines and Tools

As e-transfer programs, technologies and products develop, key terms, phrases and working definitions are evolving alongside them. At the moment, these words and phrases are rarely standardized, and often hold unique meanings within different contexts and to different stakeholders. In order to facilitate...

2016