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The Impact of Cash Transfer Programmes on Protection Outcomes in Afghanistan (NRC)

Although cash-based interventions (CBIs) are increasingly used to deliver humanitarian assistance in support of more traditional in-kind emergency distributions, there is now a growing, global acceptance among stakeholders of the need to pay closer attention to the positive and negative impact of CBIs on key protection components.

The aim of the study is to identify the effects and impact of CBIs on protection outcomes in Afghanistan, particularly in relation to ‘Do No Harm’ and minimising risks in terms of protection. The research provides a dedicated guide with recommendations for practitioners designing CBIs for displaced communities in the unique context of Afghanistan.

The guide also identifies six evaluation criteria for determining the suitability of different cash and voucher modalities for a given intervention.


Date: February 1st 2016

Author: Norwegian Refugee Council

Language: english