Innovations in the design and delivery of social transfers

Innovations in the design and delivery of social transfers

15 July 2008

In 2005/6 and 2006/7, Concern Worldwide in Malawi designed and delivered two emergency social transfer programmes that were evaluated as innovative and effective, and have advanced thinking onbest practice and what is feasible, both in emergency contexts and in the delivery of predictable (nonemergency)social protection.

This paper reviews the key innovative features of these interventions – the ‘Food and Cash Transfers’ project (FACT) and the ‘Dowa Emergency Cash Transfers’ project (DECT) – and extracts broader lessons for social protection practice.

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Innovations in the design and delivery of social transfers

In 2005/6 and 2006/7, Concern Worldwide in Malawi designed and delivered two emergency social