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Markets in Crises: The 2010 floods in Sindth, Pakistan
Floods in Pakistan in 2010 inundated a wide swath of territory, affecting 18 million people and killing approximately 2,000. The disaster also affected businesses, from some of the largest factories and most fertile agricultural land in the country to small village shops. Many businesses closed, either...
Evaluation of the preparedness pilot for cash transfer programmes – Achieving scale in relief cash transfer programming – 2014
It is recognized that cash transfer programming can be effective in supporting populations affected by disasters in a way that maintains dignity and choice for beneficiaries while stimulating local livelihoods, economies and markets. However, the majority of cash transfer programming has been undertaken...
Disaster Response: Mobile Money for the Displaced
Advances in mobile technology have opened up new opportunities, not only for communication, but also for using the mobile handset as a platform for a range of applications. The introduction of data transfer facilities and the rise of mobile financial services around the world have allowed mobile money...
Examining Protection and Gender in Cash and Voucher Transfers – Report
With cash and voucher transfers increasing as a form of humanitarian assistance, the World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) teamed up to study the potential protection and gender impact of such transfers. While much research had been done about economic and market impacts of cash and...
The Crisis in the Sahel – Special Feature
The special feature of this issue of Humanitarian Exchange focuses on the humanitarian crisis in the Sahel region of Africa, where aid agencies estimate that more than 18 million people are affected by food insecurity. In response to this crisis, cash and vouchers programming has been largely used. In...
How Effective are Cash Transfer Programmes at Improving Nutritional Status?
Cash transfer programmes are a widely applied social protection scheme that has achieved successes in fighting poverty worldwide. A large literature has sprung up around these programmes, yet the relationship between cash transfer programmes and the nutritional status of recipient children is unclear. Can...
Review of emergency cash coordination mechanisms in the Horn of Africa: Kenya and Somalia
In response to the drought and famine in the Horn of Africa in 2011, cash transfer programming (CTP) has been used extensively as a modality to meet humanitarian needs. Partly because the conditions permitted it (functioning markets, cash economies and delivery mechanisms), and partly because delivering...
Review of cash-transfer coordination in Haiti following the earthquake of January 2010
This study, commissioned by the CALP Network, aims to review and document the coordination of cash transfer programmes (CTP) implemented from the emergency phase in Haiti. It is part of a wider review of CTP coordination in emergency situations which includes three case studies (Pakistan, Haiti and the...
Cash and Shelter: A Workshop on Using Cash Transfer Programming for Emergency and Early Recovery Shelter
A power point presentation to provide guidance to programme managers, programme implementers and programme support staff when selecting cash as a potential response tool in emergency shelter programmes.
Étude comparative des mécanismes de coordination des programmes monétaires en situation d’urgence
Principalement basée sur trois études de cas (Pakistan, Haïti, et la Corne de l’Afrique), cette étude comparative a pour objectif de tirer les leçons pour une meilleure coordination des programmes de transfert d’argent (CTP) lors des urgences à venir et d’aider à construire une stratégie de...