Friday, October 4, 2019

Cash transfers for shelter: questions and emerging debate

(BLOG): As part of the "Grand Bargain" launched at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016, donors committed to increasing the use of cash-based programming. While cash cannot meet all needs on the ground, it helps empower disaster-affected families by giving them the resources and choice about how to rebuild their lives. But using cash has its own risks and benefits. Striking the balance between the two, and ensuring its effectiveness, are issues the aid community continues to grapple with. That includes those working on housing. At the 7th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum in Bangkok, several questions emerged about using cash-based programming in the sector. Read More