The objective of this review is to synthesize and identify gaps in the existing evidence base related to cash-based approaches in humanitarian emergencies. The review will inform international donors, implementing agencies and governments about cash interventions for populations affected by sudden onset or protracted emergencies. The review aims to serve as a reference for humanitarian decisions makers and to support evidence-based approaches to cash interventions in emergencies. The specific objectives of the review are to:
- Evaluate effectiveness and efficiency of different cash-based approaches on individual/household and sector-specific outcomes as well as cross-cutting objectives such as dignity and resilience.
- Assess the effectiveness and efficiency of different delivery channels to understand the conditions that determine the appropriateness and success of different cash-based approaches in different emergency contexts.
Doocy, S.; Tappis, H. Protocol - The Effectiveness and Efficiency of Cash-based Approaches in Protracted and Sudden Onset Emergencies: A Systematic Review. Campbell Collaboration, Oslo, Norway (2014) 8 pp.