Zimbabwe

Partnering with Mobile Network Operators in Zimbabwe to deliver humanitarian cash transfers

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This case study explores the partnership between CARE International and World Vision with two mobile network operators to deliver the first humanitarian cash transfer programme to be carried out on a large scale in Zimbabwe.

The study investigates:

  • The process of engagement between MNOs and CARE
  • Clarity of roles between CARE/WVI as implementing agencies and MNOs
  • Successes and challenges in the partnership between CARE/WVI and the MNOs
  • Measures taken to manage the impact of the liquidity crisis on the programme’s objectives

Based on lessons learned, the study concludes with a series of recommendations for future cash transfer programmes.