Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development, Tearfund, Mercy Corps, International Rescue Committee, Cash Learning Partnership, January 2017
As the global partnership for cash transfer programming in humanitarian aid, the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) takes issue with recent criticisms of cash transfers made by Nigel Evans MP and in the media. Cash transfer programming is one of the most highly scrutinized forms of aid. CaLP’s members decide to use cash relief not only because it works but also because it saves taxpayers money compared to other traditional forms of aid. We applaud the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, for speaking out so strongly in favour of cash programming. Far from being a waste of tax-payer money, providing cash directly to extremely poor and vulnerable individuals or families has proven to be one of the most effective and efficient ways of providing overseas aid and living up to our obligations as global citizens.