by Christina Hobbs and Rosie Jackson
Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP), August 2016
The use of Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) to provide humanitarian assistance so that people may access the goods and services they need before, during and following a crisis has been gaining momentum over the past decade. This Scoping Study sought to consider the feasibility of scaling up the use of cash transfers in emergencies in the Pacific. By assessing barriers to the uptake of CTP, both attitudinal obstacles as well as operational challenges, the study aimed to support practitioners and decision makers in identifying next steps for CTP. The study explored previous and ongoing cash transfer activities, both short- and longer-term programmes, to identify lessons and good practice.