Cash assistance: How design influences value for money?

This research aims to contribute to the proof-of-concept on how to design and deliver cash assistance that aligns with end-users’ expectations and maximises Value-for-Money. It seeks to answer the question: to what extent is the value for money of cash assistance influenced by the design of the programme? This research examines three design decisions in particular: (1) using a unified delivery platform; (2) using existing social safety nets for delivery; and (3) the consolidation of cash transfers. Drawing on available global evidence and four country case studies – Colombia, Jordan, Kenya and Turkey, this research report discusses in detail what influence these three design-related decisions have on the value for money of cash assistance.