The Use of Cash Assistance in DEC’s Coronavirus Appeal: Key Learning, Best Practices and Recommendations

Barajas, L., Schleck, C., Smith, A. and Wilkinson, R.
Publication language
Date published
29 Mar 2022
Research, reports and studies
Cash-based transfers (CBT)

The purpose of this report is to provide insight into the learnings, future improvements and best practices in cash programming. The 2020 DEC Coronavirus Appeal was analysed to determine the opportunities for collective learning about cash programming. The countries investigated include, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Somalia, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen. This report uses a desk-based literature review and study of member documents, such as post-distribution monitoring surveys (PDMs) and member reports, along with DEC member interview analysis to explore learnings and the use of cash in future response.