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

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Conference program

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
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
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
28 June 2017 · 4:39 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Alex Jacobs, Director, CaLP
28 June 2017 · 5:27 p.m.