Webinar Presentation - No excuses: filling the evidence gap on social assistance in humanitarian settings

Slide presentation of the webinar held on 23 May 2019. Despite the existence of extensive analysis indicating the positive impacts of social protection on human well-being, major knowledge gaps remain when considering the extent of these effects in humanitarian settings. Considering the relevance and immediacy of these challenges and recognizing the recent efforts from international development partners to fill in this evidence gap, the IPC-IG and UNICEF MENARO invited three experts to present significant findings in a webinar: first, findings from a rigorous impact evaluation of Lebanon's Min Ila programme (a child-focused refugee safety net), presented by Sarah Hague (UNICEF Lebanon). Following that, the results of a field experiment in Yemen were presented by Benjamin Schwab (Kansas State University), which contrasted the effects of different transfer modalities (especially cash grants and food baskets) being implemented in the country. Finally, James Omolo (FAO) contributed to the debate by presenting results of the on-going impact evaluation from Mali’s emergency Cash plus, followed by a Q&A session at the end.