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Ongoing and future CTP research

This page is a space to share and learn about ongoing and planned research as well as upcoming opportunities. It should be used by agencies commissioning research to find opportunities for collaboration; for donors to promote research funding opportunities; and for academics to identify work opportunities.

This needs your input! Please share your research plans with CaLP. This includes, but is not limited to, program evaluations, systematic reviews and case studies. CaLP’s members-only Research Advisory Group is used as a forum to improve collaboration on research objectives and quality.

Ongoing Research

Project information 

Geographic location

Contact (name & email) - optional

Expected completion date

CaLP and the London School of Economics - Evidence map on the impact of CTP in humanitarian contexts on education and child protection outcomes

Global

Stefan Bumbacher

November 2018

CaLP - Case study of risk management in Yemen

Yemen

Stefan Bumbacher

October 2018

Concern Worldwide - Impact of conditional cash transfers on nutrition outcomes in Somalia

Somalia

Brianna Martin

June 2020

World Vision - Evidence review of cash & child protection to help guide and prioritize further work in building the evidence base for child protection and humanitarian cash transfers.

Global

Kevin Savage

October 2018

World Vision - Cash And Vouchers for Nutrition in Wajid, Somalia. This research will provide evidence on the impact of modalities on nutrition and health outcomes for pregnant and lactating women and children under five years of age.

Wajid, Somalia

Kevin Savage

N/A

World Vision - Cash Based Programming and Protection Study in Iraq's Kurdistan Region

Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Iraq

Belete Temesgen

August 2018

Impact of Unconditional Cash Transfers on Child Labour among Syrian Refugee Children in Bekaa, Lebanon 

Bekaa, Lebanon

Belete Temesgen

September 2018

World Vision - Nutrition Sensitive Cash-Based Programming Value Determination. This three-country (South Sudan, Somalia, Bangladesh) case study will document lessons and new learning to enhance effectiveness and efficiency of cash-based programs to address nutritional outcomes.

South Sudan, Bangladesh, Somalia

Belete Temesgen

September 2018

World Vision - S.Sudanese Refugee Response: Optimizing Unconditional Cash Transfers and Choice Architecture. The research compares welfare indicators between a group of households who design and receive their own optimal assistance package (treatment households) and a group of households who continue to receive their current assistance package (control households).

West Nile, Uganda

Belete Temesgen

April 2019

World Food Programme - The Potential of Cash-Based Interventions to Promote Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment.  See here for research update.

Bangladesh, Egypt, Jordan, Mali, Rwanda, El Salvador

Jacqueline Paul

March 2019

Global Education Cluster - study on current practices in CTP in education in emergences (EiE), including a desk-based review, country case studies in Iraq, DR Congo, and Somalia, and recommendations for future programming.

Global

Dana Cristescu

November 2018

Women's Refugee Commission and the London School of Economics - Evidence map on the impact of CTP in humanitarian contexts on gender-based violence outcomes. 

Global

Tenzin Manell

November 2018

The Cash Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Organisational Network (CAMEALEON), in partnership with CaLP, will be conducting a study on Accountability to Affected Populations in Cash Transfer Programming Lebanon.

Bekaa, Lebanon

Rachel Eichholz

April 2019

The Cash Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Organisational Network (CAMEALEON), in partnership with the Overseas Development Institute, will be conducting research on protection outcomes of multi-purpose cash assistance in Lebanon.

Bekaa, Lebanon

Rachel Eichholz

Feb-19/Dec-19

The Cash Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Organisational Network (CAMEALEON), in partnership with the Overseas Development Institute, will be conducting research on the impact of Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance on Social Stability in Lebanon.

Bekaa, Lebanon

Rachel Eichholz

Feb-19/Dec-19

The Cash Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Organisational Network (CAMEALEON), in partnership with the American University of Beirut and Economic Development Solutions, is conducting a longitudinal assessment on the Multi-Sector Impact of Cash Assistance on the Welfare of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon and their Access to Services.

Lebanon

Rachel Eichholz

Jan-19/June-19/Dec-19

International Rescue Committee - What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls. The objective of this study is to measure the perceived impact of cash transfers on women's experience of violence and psychosocial and economic well-being, specifically in acute emergency settings.

Raqqa District, Syria Kathryn Falb  April 2019

International Rescue Committee - The Safer Cash research aims to address two primary questions: (i) What protection risks are faced by recipients of cash assistance in protracted crisis contexts, and (ii) How can cash assistance best target and deliver cash to at risk populations and reduce and/or minimize harm? What elements of programs can be adapted in order to achieve this?

Cameroon & Afghanistan Alexandra Blackwell September 2019

International Rescue Committtee - Generating Evidence for the Use of Cash Relief for Health Outcomes. This research aims to address two primary research questions: (i) Can unrestricted cash assistance be used to increase access to and timely utilization of health services for predictable and unpredictable health needs for crisis affected populations? (ii) How is unrestricted cash assistance used to increase access to and timely utilization of health services for predictable and unpredictable health needs for crisis affected populations?

Cameroon & Pakistan Sana Khan August 2019

Effectiveness of a nutrition programme involving specialized nutritious foods, cash-based transfers, and social behaviour change communication to prevent stunting among children 6-24 months

Rahim Yar Khan, province Punjab, Pakistan Pablo Rodriguez December 2019

Developing a cash-based interventions compendium to the IASC guidelines for integrating gender-based violence interventions in humanitarian action

Global Holly Welcome Radice March 2019

Future Research

Project information

Geographic location

Contact (name & email) - - optional

Expected completion date

Save the Children UK and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine with other agencies - CTP and Health Outcomes as part of RECAP Research Project ("Applied Use of Economic Methods in Humanitarian Crises") ToR available here.

Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Uganda

Francesca Battistin

September 2021

International Rescue Committee - Generating Evidence on the Effect of Cash Relief on Local Markets. This research aims to address three primary questions: (i) What is the effect of cash assistance vs. voucher programs on vendors in the marketplace? (ii) What challenges do vendors of different sizes face in continuing or restarting their businesses in the aftermath of a crisis? (iii) What complementary services can be introduced to help vendors recover post-crisis and whom should they target?

TBD

Emily Sloane

September 2020

Upcoming research events & funding opportunities

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