Making cash work for cities and towns affected by humanitarian crises

by Smith, G., Mohiddin, L. and Archer, D.
IIED DFID Urban Crises Learning Fund, March 2016

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Cash transfers can offer value-for-money in humanitarian responses, and cash transfer programming (CTP) has the potential to transform humanitarian architecture. While this type of assistance is established – in 2015 the EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department issued ‘10 common principles’ for use of cash – to date it has mostly been used in rural areas. As humanitarian agencies increasingly face emergencies in urban settings, what can CTP contribute and what challenges arise?

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