Cash transfers in fragile/conflict-affected environments: What has been the experience of social cash transfers - conditional or unconditional - in fragile and/or post-conflict states? Are there examples of this kind of scheme, or do they only operate in relatively stable countries? What are the conditions that generate success? What are the lessons learned?
Key findings: There has been a rise in the implementation of cash transfer schemes in fragile and/or post-conflict environments. However, these programmes have often been small in scale compared with commodity distributions.
Concerns about implementation in such contexts include insecure delivery and corruption. However, many methods have been used in unstable contexts to safely transfer money to people. Further, while anti-corruption checkpoints are needed, cash is not necessarily more prone to corruption than food aid and can be (usefully) less visible. Other lessons include the importance of:
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