Are cash-plus programmes fit for protracted crisis contexts?
In protracted crises characterised by conflict, displacement, and climate shocks, cash-plus programming is increasingly used to improve the wellbeing and livelihoods of chronically poor and food-insecure populations. By providing cash transfers alongside complementary services, skills and business training, and sometimes a large one-off cash grant or other productive assets, these programmes aim to boost household opportunities for engaging productively in local economies. In a new working paper emerging from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)-funded Better Assistance in Crises (BASIC) Research programme, we review the evidence on the effectiveness of cash-plus in protracted crisis settings.
Cash-plus programmes have... Read More