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05 Jul 2018 description

PURPOSE

Define what market support programming in humanitarian contexts is and what it can look like in practice.

Enable humanitarian practitioners to consider market support interventions from the outset by highlighting the potential benefits of market support programming alongside or independently of other programme activities.

INTENDED AUDIENCE

Technical specialists across sectors Project/programme managers Donors Business development specialists Proposal writers

SCOPE OF THE TIP SHEET

27 May 2018 description

The United States Agency for International Development / Food for Peace (USAID / FFP) supported Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) response to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone and Liberia greatly contributed to the recovery of affected communities and households. The CTP response provided a safety net to assist targeted communities to deal with transient food insecurity and went beyond achieving this objective by also contributing to the recovery of livelihoods eroded by the Ebola crisis.

07 Nov 2017 description

In the wake of the 2014-2016 Ebola crisis, USAID/Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) decided to address the resulting food insecurity in Liberia and Sierra Leone via cash-transfer programming (CTP) rather than in-kind food aid. Information available at the time showed that markets were recovering as quarantines and other movement restrictions were lifted, making cash a viable option.

30 Sep 2017 description

L’adoption des technologies numériques s’est accrue parallèlement à l’essor des transferts monétaires, souvent au moyen de transferts électroniques, car ces solutions présentent des avantages en matière de transparence et d’efficacité (gain de temps et d’argent). En 2015, le Haut Panel sur les transferts monétaires recommandait dans la mesure du possible, de distribuer l’argent de façon électronique.

23 Aug 2016 description

CaLP in West Africa is launching a new Cash and Ebola project that aims to optimize the use of CTP in future crises by documenting, analyzing and providing recommendations from the use of CTP in the Ebola Crisis.

Project background and CTP in Ebola Outbreak

23 Oct 2014 description

Le groupe régional Multisectoriel sur les Transferts Monétaires en Afrique de l’Ouest s’est réuni le 8 octobre à Dakar, Sénégal, pour aborder l’utilisation des transferts monétaires dans la réponse à Ebola.