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Publication:

Making the case for cash

Benefits of cash programming.

Making the case for cash, 2018

Cash-based programming in humanitarian contexts around the world has dramatically increased in recent years. Its prevalence is mainly due to the dignity it gives, as well as being a more efficient and effective use of valuable funds.

Studies show cash is spent largely on family necessities, like food and medicines. Cash is also better for supporting local economies, as well as reducing waste from unwanted items. This report also summarises the challenges faced by cash programming.