Cash Coordination in the Philippines: A review of lessons learned during the response to super Typhoon Haiyan
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Publisher(s)The Cash Learning Partnership
Document typeEvaluation report
Over the last five years there has been a growing trend towards the use of cash transfer programmingÂ (CTP) as a response modality in emergencies across the humanitarian sector. The fungibility ofÂ cash, when provided without restrictions, offers increased choice for affected populations to meetÂ cross-sectoral needs according to their priorities. As a result, there is a growing interest in theÂ mainstreaming of cash transfers in response, recovery and rehabilitation, and in the potential of soÂ called multi-purpose cash grants within some international non-government organisations andÂ donors. The effective and appropriate use of CTP requires strong intra and inter-agency coordinationÂ and communication between various actors across sectoral divisions, which poses particularÂ challenges as well as opportunities for aid coordination efforts.
The Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) and UNHCR commissioned this review in order to document lessons learnt on the effectiveness ofÂ cash coordination during the initial three to four months of the response to Typhoon Haiyan, and to provideÂ recommendations on inter-agency and cross-sectoral coordination.Â