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Cash transfers for Disaster Risk Reduction in Niger: a feasibility study

Research report

Written by Sarah Bailey

Research report

This report is the result of a study examining whether cash transfer programmes would be appropriate, cost-effective and feasible and whether, as part of a Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) strategy, they could have positive impacts on people’s livelihoods that would reduce their risk to future disasters. DRR is a framework focused on mitigating the negative impact of future shocks and disasters and increasing the capacity of households to cope and recover from them. In Niger, these shocks and disasters typically take the form of drought, poor harvests, price increases of basic food items and, occasionally, floods. The study also looks at concrete design parameters for implementing cash transfers with a DRR objective.

Sarah Bailey