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Guidelines for Cash Transfer Programming

Guidelines for Cash Transfer Programming

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The guidelines are aimed at people with an existing understanding and experience of all elements of humanitarian assistance programming. This includes programme managers, disaster managers, desk officers, food security, economic security and livelihood experts. The guidelines are designed to be used by all components of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, whether operating domestically or internationally, whether based in headquarters, in the field or in a branch office.

International Federation and ICRC, Geneva, 2007, 127 pp., English / ref. 109000

http://www.icrc.org/web/eng/siteeng0.nsf/html/pguidelines-cash-transfer-programming
The guidelines are aimed at people with an existing understanding and experience of all elements of humanitarian assistance programming. This includes programme managers, disaster managers, desk officers, food security, economic security and livelihood experts. The guidelines are designed to be used by all components of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, whether operating domestically or internationally, whether based in headquarters, in the field or in a branch office.

International Federation and ICRC, Geneva, 2007, 127 pp., English / ref. 109000

http://www.icrc.org/web/eng/siteeng0.nsf/html/pguidelines-cash-transfer-programming

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Published by: International Committee of the Red Cross on Nov 04, 2009
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Guidelines for cashtransfer programming
International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
 
© ICRC and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies 2007. All the maps in this document have been produced by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The boundaries andnames shown and the designations used on this map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the International Federationof Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning thedelimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. All photos: ICRC / International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies All reasonable precautions have been taken by the ICRC and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to verify the informationcontained in this publication. However, the published material is being distributed without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. Theresponsibility for the interpretation and use of the material lies with the reader. In no event shall the ICRC or International Federation of Red Cross andRed Crescent Societies be liable for damages arising from its use. This publication does not necessarily represent the decisions or the stated policy of the ICRC or International Federation of Red Cross and RedCrescent Societies.
2007International Committee of the Red Cross
19 avenue de la PaixCH-1202 GenevaSwitzerland Telephone: +41 22 733 20 57E-mail: webmaster.gva@icrc.orgWeb site: www.icrc.org
2007International Federation of Red Crossand Red Crescent Societies
P.O. Box 372CH-1211 Geneva 19Switzerland Telephone: +41 22 730 4222 Telefax: +41 22 733 0395E-mail: secretariat@ifrc.orgWeb site: www.ifrc.org
 
Contents
Guidelines for cash transfer programming
1
Contents
 Acronyms and abbreviations
3
 Acknowledgements
Glossary
Section A
Implementing cash programmes
7
1. Introduction
1.1 Who are these guidelines for?
1.2 When to use the guidelines
1.3 How to use these guidelines
1.4 Useful Movement publications
2. What is cash transfer programming?
10 
2.1 Rationale of cash transfers
11
2.2 Different forms of cash transfer
12 
2.3 When are cash transfer programmes appropriate?
13
2.4 Experiences of cash transfer programming
16 
3. Assessments
18 
3.1 Cash as part of assessment processes
19 
3.2 Aspects of assessment relevant for cash programming
19 
4. Decision-making and objective setting
22 
4.1 Factors to consider when deciding on a response
23
4.2 Objectives of cash transfer programmes
26 
4.3 Deciding on the most appropriate form of cash transfer
26 
4.4 Establishing the value of a cash transfer
28 
5. Planning activities and resources
32 
5.1 Programme time frame and length
33
5.2 Financial and administrative requirements
33
5.3 Coordination
36 
5.4 Communication and dissemination
37 
5.5 Planning withdrawal from cash transfer programmes
39 
6. Targeting and registration
41
6.1 Targeting rationale
42 
6.2 Targeting approaches
43
6.3 Targeting in urban environments
46 
6.4 Registration
47 
6.5 Registration according to gender
50 

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