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it should work now yes excellent so good afternoon thank you for this chance to present an update on the cash parameter
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as an aside i work for an organisation called ground truth solutions
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uh we focus on helping eight agencies all over the world
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to systematically integrate feedback from affected communities into their humanitarian programs
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um we do this by asking perception questions to affected people
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questions around the quality of eight the relevance of services
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uh we ask about how they perceive their relationship with agencies
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and whether they feel involved in decisions affecting them um and whether
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they have the information they need to make an informed decision
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um now we collect feedback for individual agencies um and
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have a dialogue with agencies about what this feedback means also with communities about what they think the feedback means
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and we also work at the response white level in some context for example after the earthquake in a pout
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ranch we've collected feedback on the some of the response and uh currently working in
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five countries along the migration route from syria all the way to europe
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to see how the refugees and migrants perceive the some of the humanitarian response
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in both uh cases the idea is that regular feedback and regular dialogue about the feedback
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allows course corrections and allows a two for more effective humanitarian programs
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now um we don't just collect feedback from affected communities but also uh we do surveys with
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fuel stuff of agencies and with their implementing this and whenever we bring up
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the topic of cash transfer programs the mood is is quite positive
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um you see here summary from context as defenders haiti afghanistan eleven on of
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course cats transfer programs look very different in these context but field stuff
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tends to agree that overall cost programs contribute to better outcomes than other kinds of eight
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the dotted line here is to neutral stance it's a scale from one to
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five so you see people tend to agree that cash respect it
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but of course we've heard all day that that's not really the question today the question is how do you do cash that
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and uh how do you maximise the benefits of cash transfer program and
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for that i think it's crucial to look at the user prospect
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to look at the perspective of those who intend to
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benefit from the cash a transfer program and um
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did then see um how to best design programs
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impact is um to that purpose we
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designed to catch parameter together with cop and also with the help of a a few
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individuals you present in the room and um the cash parameter is a tool that
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asks a number of questions concerning the relevance and effectiveness of cash transfer programs
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um it's a combination of standardised face to face
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surveys and more qualitative more open data collection
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we look at cash transfers both in comparison to in kind eight but
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also in combination with in kind and and other uh eight types
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our goal is to provide an independent and aggregated view
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on uh this um perspective from affected people
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but if you that can also be this aggregated for different demographic uh uh factors
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or for different transfer modalities different transfer sizes
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um exposure times and so on
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we want to do this in multiple countries on a regular basis um and i wanted to
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give you an update on where we stand today with this um we just recently launched
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the catch parameter web page that you see out there it's a beta version
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um uh so uh there's still a lot of things to improve
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um but it's summarise is the first results from the pilot study we did in afghanistan
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afghanistan is most oh some of you will know c.s mostly one off cash grants um
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delivered us cash in hand actually using the one the system to a large degree
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and i don't have time to go into the details of the results from afghanistan i
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invite you to look at the data online and explore the data on your own
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but just a few findings um to give you an idea of what we're
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talking about uh so talking to six hundred uh people in afghanistan
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we saw that um
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they feel that cash doesn't meet the needs that um again you see here is
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scale from one to five um green is positive orange and red is negative
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and we see that the question most important uh are you most important needs met
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um is responded to more positively by those who receive cash compared to those received other forms of eight a. but
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um so i guess it's not surprising that there's a strong preference for cash compared to other forms
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of eight and that we see also in other countries it's it's not a new finding
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um but we also saw quite a strong difference between men and women with this without so
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uh women tend to rank cash even more uh even higher
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than maybe response and haven't even stronger preference catch
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we also see a number of concerns coming uh
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from the pilot in afghanistan one relates to
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the topic of corruption and this is a problem i think in in many uh
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parts of of gonna stand but uh when we asked how likely or we actually asked
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our pride of papers necessary to receive eight inch access eight um
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with all these people are quite concerned about this regardless of
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the eight modality that those who received cash tended to ranked is
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more likely so you see in the first coffee that
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some forty nine percent a half of the people
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consider this a is necessary sometimes most
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of the time so you can always um this is the group that received cash
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others are slightly more optimistic
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and then we also looked i'm just as one more example
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whether the cash revolution is supporting the participation revolution
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two people receive cash feel more involved in eight programs and so far
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we didn't see evidence for that in in our data um
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what we did see is again a gender gap in that women consider it's rare that
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they are involved in a a decisions about eight whereas men say this happens sometimes
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and as a result women know very little about how catch programs are designed
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targeted and implemented which has effect on on how fair they perceive it to be as well
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so as i said i can't go into into details here but i would uh encourage you
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to have a look at the data online much of it um requires for the research
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and that's also what we will do we will go back to afghanistan to follow up with some of the
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people that we interviewed um go back to some of the communities in get their perspective on the results
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we will uh continue our dialogue with organisations working in afghanistan
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um and at this point i would like to invite your feedback on the overall
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model that we that we propose on this parameter um
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we see the something that will be even more interesting when there's multiple countries
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involved and uh when you can do all kinds of break downs
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uh based on the data coming from multiple countries but at this point would
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be very interested to know um are we asking the right questions
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um are we presenting the data in and in
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in digestible and and useful way um is
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there perhaps stating your organisations that we should take into account in our analysis so all
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comments relating to these questions or really any feedback at this point would be very helpful
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and i'm confident that this will then help us make this into
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but globally useful um source of independent data about how catches proceed

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Conference program

Opening
Nigel Timmins, Humanitarian Director, Oxfam International and Chair of CaLP Board
28 June 2017 · 9:09 a.m.
Formal Welcome
Manuel Bessler, Assistant Director General and Head of Humanitarian Aid Department, SDC
28 June 2017 · 9:48 a.m.
Looking to the future : Panel introduction
Christina Bennett, Head of the Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI
28 June 2017 · 9:56 a.m.
Looking to the future: Social Cash Transfer in Response to Ebola in Liberia
Gabriel Fernandez, National Social Protection Coordinator, Liberian Government
28 June 2017 · 9:56 a.m.
Looking to the future : MasterCard perspective
Ian Taylor, Vice President, Business Development, Government & Public Sector, MasterCard
28 June 2017 · 10:12 a.m.
Looking to the future : International Relations perspective
Jennifer Welsh, Professor and Chair in International Relations, European University Institute and Senior Research Fellow, Somerville College, University of Oxford
28 June 2017 · 10:30 a.m.
Q&A - Looking to the future
Panel
28 June 2017 · 10:37 a.m.
Operational Modalities : Panel introduction
Ben Parker, Senior Editor, IRIN
28 June 2017 · 11:08 a.m.
Operational Modalities : Sri Lanka experience
Sithamparapillai Amalanathan, Secretary, Ministry of Disaster Management, Sri Lanka
28 June 2017 · 11:10 a.m.
Operational Modalities : Turkish experience
Orhan Hac?mehmet and Jonathan Campbell, Resp: Coordinator Of Kizilaykart Cash Based Assistance Programmes, Turkish Red Crescent - Deputy Country Director, WFP, Turkey
28 June 2017 · 11:21 a.m.
Operational Modalities : Zimbabwe experience
Abel. S. Whande, Team Leader, Cash Transfer Program, Care International in Zimbabwe
28 June 2017 · 11:36 a.m.
Operational Modalities : UNHCR experience
Waheed Lor-Mehdiabadi, Chief of Cash-Based Interventions, UNHCR
28 June 2017 · 11:45 a.m.
Q&A - Operational Modalities
Panel
28 June 2017 · 12:01 p.m.
Scaling Up Cash In East Africa : Panel introduction
Christina Bennett, Head of the Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI
28 June 2017 · 1:32 p.m.
Scaling up Cash in East Africa: Nisar Majid
Nisar Majid, Independent Researcher, Consultant and Visiting Fellow, Feinstein International Centre, Tufts University
28 June 2017 · 1:32 p.m.
Scaling Up Cash In East Africa : ADESO perspective
Deqa Saleh, Cash and Social Protection Advisor, ADESO
28 June 2017 · 1:46 p.m.
Scaling Up Cash In East Africa : WFP perspective
Ernesto Gonzalez, Regional Advisor for cash-based programmes, WFP Bureau for Central and Eastern Africa
28 June 2017 · 1:52 p.m.
Scaling Up Cash In East Africa : Relief International perspective
Alex Gray, Global Humanitarian Director for Relief International
28 June 2017 · 1:58 p.m.
Cash Barometer and community perspectives of CTP in Afghanistan
Elias Sagmiester, Programme Manager, Ground Truth Solutions
28 June 2017 · 2:35 p.m.
First long-term trial of a Universal Basic Income, Kenya
Joanna Macrae, Director, European Partnerships, GiveDirectly
28 June 2017 · 2:44 p.m.
Changing from a pipeline to a platform
Paula Gil Baizan, Global Humanitarian Director Cash-Based Programming, World Vision International
28 June 2017 · 2:51 p.m.
Grand Bargain and GHD cash work streams
Emily Henderson, Humanitarian Adviser, DFID
28 June 2017 · 3:02 p.m.
Donor Perspectives : Panel introduction
Thabani Maphosa, Vice President for Food Assistance, World Vision International, World Vision US
28 June 2017 · 3:39 p.m.
Donor Perspectives : ECHO vision
Androulla Kaminara, Director, DG ECHO
28 June 2017 · 3:42 p.m.
Donor Perspectives : Office of Policy and Resources Planning's vision
Paula Reed Lynch, Director, Office of Policy and Resources Planning, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
28 June 2017 · 3:49 p.m.
Donor Perspectives : Norway vision
Ingunn Vatne, Minister Counsellor and Head of the Humanitarian team, Permanent Mission of Norway in Geneva
28 June 2017 · 3:58 p.m.
Donor Perspectives : DFID vision
Patrick Saez, Senior Adviser, Humanitarian Policy and Partnerships, DFID, UK
28 June 2017 · 4:08 p.m.
Donor Perspectives : Centre for Global Development vision
Jeremy Konyndyk, Senior Policy Fellow, Centre for Global Development
28 June 2017 · 4:22 p.m.
Q&A - Donor Perspectives
Panel
28 June 2017 · 4:39 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Alex Jacobs, Director, CaLP
28 June 2017 · 5:27 p.m.

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