Cash and vouchers

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November 5, 2014
This ODI / HPG comissioned report reviews the evidence of the impact of cash transfers on nutrition in emergency and transitional contexts. The research finds that evidence from humanitarian evaluations makes a strong case that cash transfers often improve dietary intake.There is less evidence that cash transfers improve caring practices and almost no evidence for …
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November 5, 2014
This paper provides a synthesis of current global evidence on the impact of cash transfers in developing countries, and of what works in different contexts, or for different development objectives. Cash transfers are direct, regular and predictable non-contributory cash payments that help poor and vulnerable households to raise and smooth incomes. The term encompasses a range of …
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November 4, 2014
Latest vacancies Useful links Video Library ACF est intervenue rapidement après le séisme qui a frappé Port au Prince le 12 janvier 2010 à travers une approche multisectorielle Sécurité Alimentaire/Eau & Assainissement/Nutrition pour répondre aux besoins immédiats de la population de Port-au-Prince et des communes environnantes. La réponse intégrait des activités de nutrition, d’eau et d’assainissement, …
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November 4, 2014
Cash transfer programming (CTP) is increasingly used in West Africa in response to food and nutritional crisis. Beyond emergency situations, cash transfer mechanisms are key mechanisms for national social protection strategies and policies. Despite the rapid development of social protection programmes, and the partnerships established with national institutions for the implementation of such interventions, few studies aimed at examining operational progress and challenges of …
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November 4, 2014
In 2012, Niger was affected by a food crisis that caused large population displacements. The NGO Arbeiter- Samariter-Bund Deutschland e.V. (ASB) distributed unconditional cash transfers in areas of food insecurity to improve food access for those displaced and those affected, and to help repatriate people to their villages of origin in the Zinder, Agadez and Maradi regions. By means …
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November 4, 2014
The Minimum Requirements for market analysis in emergencies builds upon work already undertaken relating both to market analysis (CaLP research ‘Markets in Emergencies’) and standard setting and answers this question: “What is the minimum market analysis required at various stages of the project cycle?” The Minimum Requirements have been developed on the understanding that ultimately …
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November 4, 2014
The purpose of these standard operating procedures (SOPs) is to provide humanitarian teams, across the different departments and sectors, a structured overview of how CTPs can be designed and implemented within Oxfam’s humanitarian programmes. It is meant to improve the working of a team by giving direction on key roles, responsibilities and steps to be …
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November 4, 2014
Electronic transfers, or e-transfers, are a form of value transfer that relies on digital payment systems. The great many benefits they can realise for aid recipients and aid agencies alike in terms of increased security, convenience, privacy, speed, reduced operational/transaction costs and logistics, etc. have been widely documented. Equally, many aid agencies have experienced challenges …
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November 4, 2014
Led by Oxford Policy Management (OPM) with support from Concern Worldwide, this research aims to answer the key question: Are electronic transfers more cost-efficient than traditional manual based cash delivery methods, and under what conditions? Cash is increasingly offered to households in humanitarian emergencies as an alternative to in-kind aid. Under certain conditions cash may have advantages over …
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November 4, 2014
In cash transfer programming, electronic transfers (e-transfers) offer a digital replacement for paper vouchers or physical cash. This guide provides guidance and tools for teams considering, or already using, e-transfers in humanitarian programs. While the guide was designed for Mercy Corps team members, we hope that it will be a resource for the wider humanitarian …
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