Cash-based approaches in humanitarian emergencies
Cash transfer and voucher programs, if appropriately designed and managed, can be effective and efficient modalities for addressing the needs of crisis-affected populations in a range of contexts. Robust evidence on the effects and efficiency of cash-based interventions are strongest for food security.
The objectives of this review were to assess and synthesize existing evidence on the effectiveness and efficiency of cash-based approaches in humanitarian emergencies, and to identify factors that hinder and facilitate program implementation. More rigorous evaluations comparing the effectiveness of different approaches and transfer modalities, as well as standardized methods for documenting and comparing both costs and benefits of these programs, are needed to draw generalizable conclusions for humanitarian policy in other sectors.
Adults, Both sexes (for groups of both male and female persons), Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), Child health, Children, Conflict, Cyclone/Hurricane/Typhoon, Displaced population, Drought, Early Recovery, Earthquake, Endocrine and metabolic conditions, Epidemic/Endemic, Extreme temperatures, Extreme violence/Accidents, Fire, Flash flood/Flood, Food security, Health, Heavy rain, Humanitarian access, Insect infestation, Landslide/mudslide, Maternal and perinatal health, Mental health, Neonates/infants, Non-communicable diseases (all), Nutrition, Population displacement, Population return, Pregnant/lactating women, Protection, Snowfall/snow avalanche, Storm/storm surge, Technological disaster, Tornado, Tsunami, Violent wind, Volcano