Cash Transfer Programming in Armed Conflict: The ICRC's Experience (November 2018) - ICRC
|Post date||Tuesday, 18 December, 2018 - 21:47|
|Document Type||Lessons Learned Report|
|Content Themes||Cash and Vouchers, Livelihoods, Food Assistance, Food Security|
This ICRC report suggests two important principles of Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) in armed conflict: first, although cash is often best, it is not always best. Second, just "doing cash" is not necessarily a success in itself. CTP is a tool of humanitarian action, not a humanitarian outcome in itself. The ICRC experience in CTP in Nigeria is also featured on p.38-39. The report also emphasizes that CTP must be implemented strategically, in pursuit of clear humanitarian goals and in line with humanitarian principles, if it is to be the best way to meet people’s needs in a particular context. For this to be the case, a context must be not only "cash ready" but also "cash wise."