Dr. Radha Rajkotia, Senior Technical Director, Economic Recovery and Development, International Rescue Committee
Dr. Danielle Mutone-Smith, Division Director, Policy, Partnerships, Program & Communications, Office of Food for Peace, U.S. Agency for International Development
Lynn Yoshikawa, Regional Representative, Americas, The Cash Learning Partnership
Jeremy Konyndyk, Senior Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development
In recent years, cash transfer programming (CTP) has emerged as one of the most significant innovations in international humanitarian assistance. The Cash Learning Partnership estimates that $2.8 billion was spent on cash and voucher programming in 2016, up 40% from 2015 and nearly double since 2014. Cash and voucher programming has demonstrated positive outcomes in addressing food security, access to education, healthcare, and economic recovery, in addition to supporting choice and dignity among affected populations.
While CTP is widely recognized as a crucial tool in humanitarian response, there are still several hurdles to further scaling up its use. We will explore these obstacles, possible solutions, and more, including how donors and aid groups can work together toward a common vision and deployment of cash transfers.
Speakers and additional details will be announced soon.