Digital Cash Transfer Preparedness Grants: Summary of Findings & Recommendations

For decades, institutional preparedness - defined as the ability to respond to a situation with the knowledge, methods, and tools necessary - has remained an essential ingredient to ensure effective implementation of a range of  responses to help populations affected by natural disasters or armed conflict.  Recognizing the potential benefits associated with using digital platforms to deliver cash transfers during humanitarian crises, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), Food for Peace (FFP), and the U.S. Global Development Lab funded a 12-month grant-based initiative titled “Institutional Preparedness for Digital Cash Transfers in Humanitarian Response”.

The main output of this initiative is a report summarizing the activities, results, and preliminary lessons generated through the grant. This resource is meant for institutions or individuals with an interest in learning how digital payments can be applied to humanitarian programming in very specific market contexts and operational environments.

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 4:45pm

Last updated: June 11, 2019