Adaptable and effective: Cash in the face of multi-dimensional crisis – Lessons from Zimbabwe


A summary of the learnings and recommendations from an internal and external evaluation of the Emergency Cash-First Response to Drought-Affected Communities in the Southern Provinces of Zimbabwe project which was carried out from August 2015 to May 2017.This programme is the first time that cash transfers have been used as a large-scale alternative to food aid in Zimbabwe and the first large-scale provision of cash transfers through mobile money.

This summary document outlines the achievements and lessons learned, and provides recommendations for future cash transfer programming.