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Delivering money: cash transfer mechanisms in emergencies

1 January 2011 — By Paul Harvey, Katherine Haver, Jenny Hoffmann, Brenda Murphy

This report documents lessons learned in cash transfer programming in emergencies, with a particular focus on the practicalities of how to deliver money to beneficiaries. It provides guidance for project managers needing to make choices about how to efficiently and effectively deliver cash, and explores the many different delivery mechanisms available, including newer approaches such as mobile telephones and smart cards. It also explores the potential for stronger partnerships with private sector providers, and provides case study examples.