Twitter chat: give cash, not stuff
- Owen Barder, @owenbarder, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development and chair of the High Level Panel on Humanitarian Cash Transfers
- Jan Egeland, @NRC_Egeland, Secretary-General, Norwegian Refugee Council, and former UN Emergency Relief Coordinator
- David Evans, @tukopamoja, Senior Economist, World Bank
- Jo Macrae, @joanna_macrae, Head, Humanitarian Policy Team, DFID
- Douglas Sabo, @dsabo, VP Head of Corporate Responsibility & Philanthropy, Visa Inc.
- Tara Nathan, @Thetaranation, Executive Director, Public Private Partnerships, Mastercard
- Sarah Bailey, @BaileySarahK, Cash Panel Secretariat Manager, ODI
- Paul Harvey, @PRHHO, Cash Panel Technical Expert, ODI
- Cash Learning Partnership, @cashlearning
- USAID Digital Development, @USAID_Digital
- Mercy Corps, @mercycorps_uk
- Adeso, @Adesoafrica
- HelpAge, @HelpAge
Questions remain about how cash works in practice: Is giving cash to people in humanitarian crises effective? Is it safe, accountable and transparent? Do people spend money on the ‘right’ things? Is it more open to corruption and diversion to armed groups? Does giving cash affect inflation and market prices? Can cash be scaled up globally and what does it mean for the humanitarian system?
Join cash experts, humanitarian aid workers, academics and policymakers, as they debate how and why cash works. They’ll also discuss the findings of a new report by a panel of experts, ‘Doing cash differently: how cash transfers can transform humanitarian aid’.
Want more? Attend our launch event the following day, which will seek to chart out a path for scaling up humanitarian cash transfers in the future.