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The potential for joint programmes for long-term cash transfers in unstable situations

Research report

Written by Paul Harvey, Rebecca Holmes

Research report

This paper examines the potential for jointly funded long-term cash transfers to form part of social protection in unstable situations. It argues that there are three essential challenges: financing – how to provide longer term, more harmonised and predictable funding for social transfers in unstable situations; actors and delivery capacity – which actors or combinations of actors could deliver social transfers at scale (governments, NGOs, UN agencies, or the private sector); mechanisms – the form a social transfer should take (food or cash).

Paul Harvey and Rebecca Holmes