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Evaluation of the Impact of Cash Transfers on Household Food and Nutrition Security

Last updated:
19 July 2023

The 'Evaluation of the Impact of Cash Transfers on Household Food and Nutrition Security' report was developed as part of the project 'Support for Household Food and Nutrition Security in Tahoua (Niger)', financed by the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO).

Hands writing details in a cash transfer notebook
Nijimbere Alphonsine, Concern staff member giving out cash transfers. Photo: Irenee Nduwayezu

The project aimed to (1) provide food assistance to vulnerable areas not covered by the response of the national system, (2) provide institutional support to disaster preparedness and (3) set up a simple and autonomous vulnerability monitoring system.

This included strengthening the capacity of 2,500 households to deal with food crises and prevent malnutrition through monetary transfers extended over six months. The cash transfer approaches differed from standard country approaches in 1) their duration, 2) their combination with other productive inputs and 3) the period over which they were implemented.

This paper explores the results of the cash transfers, including key conclusions on the use of Cash Plus approach for the anticipatory cash responses.

This document covers humanitarian aid activities implemented with the financial assistance of the European Union. The views expressed herein should not be taken, in any way, to reflect the official opinion of the European Union, and the European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

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