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Learning from cash responses to the tsunami: Issue Paper 2: Disbursement Mechanisms

2011 — By ODI

This is the second of six issue papers which form part of a project to document learning around cash based responses to the Indian Ocean tsunami. The project was funded by the British Red Cross, Save the Children UK, Oxfam GB, Mercy Corps and Concern Worldwide.

This 5-page Issue Paper examines the disbursement options available to agencies making cash payments. It discusses key issues such as: accessibility, risk, speed, and cost-efficiency, and gives examples from the Tsunami response. It also provides some advantages and disadvantages of using direct delivery versus delivering money through a financial institution.

Further information and resources are available at: https://www.odi.org