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clear what all the particular outcomes that we're trying to achieve i think the second
fraction ice have from both these examples is the the real opportunity to you
i think increase learning between humanitarian and the development communities must my sense is that maybe
we have a little bit of a humanitarian catch community under development catch community
um and actually that's a real pity because um there are lots of lessons
stating that i 'cause it's the tasting session doesn't quick show intel's i'm i'm just to take a step back from
us and i think um the fact that this room is is but it is is a real kind of
um expression of the fact that um caches become a really important
part of a programming both in the humanitarian and in the development space then
we've talked so far really about an extension of um okay uh
cash and humanitarian spaces for it is also worth does remind ourselves of not about a
hundred and thirty developing countries that have some kind of unconditional constraints of uh
um as as part of the public programs and that's connecting about seven hundred million people
uh to some kind of a catch phrase transfers light caches in a good place in in many in many senses um
and although we uh we think that we're quite far from
uh coming to scout we could we should celebrate that
i think we also don't want to be complacent and i guess that's why we
here um and so it is important to kind of keep asking that
question that i think the cash panel also the well about why not cash we should keep pressing on
that but as cash comes to scale i think it's also worth us asking the second question
um and some of that has been touched on a bit uh today which is around what
is the best way of delivering cash so we know the cache the good idea
but i think part of what we're doing it could directly is to experiment with different ways of doing cash
um and what we know from uh and uh the evidence
is that the way in which you deliver cash
varies depending on how much money you gave um how often
you give it somewhat frequency is and who you
give it to so these kinds recall variables that one can kind of play with an experiment with
um and depending on on what combination of those three things three things
you do you will end up getting a different type of outcome
um i'm gonna take a little bit um of of liberty in
intention might refund cents i was also speak about one example
of how we're doing now sometimes gonna speak very briefly about two things that we're doing will be different i suppose
so and the majority of the way that cash is used in
humanitarian sex uh really marries the way that such protection programs
are designed in the sense that we gave on selected people
small amounts of money quite often so it's kind of
to use about on technical term little and often cache um
um but what we could do is we could actually on increase the free
b. we could actually just the frequency of payments and get different results
and possible within give directly is an l. sort of longer term development programs
it's rather than giving small monthly payments what we do is we roll up those payments into fuel
a lot cheaper on so we giving 'em grounds in the region of a
thousand us dollars which is the equivalent of a household income free year
what we find is when we compare doing that with
giving smaller monthly payments um we get a different
type of result and specifically if you give people very small payments what they're likely to do this
as we will do is make sure got enough food to get from one day to next and uh
no wait for the next payment and do the same is very difficult to accumulate um capital
but when we give people these large alum psalms what that enables them
to do is to invest in durable assets including productive last that
and masses than helping them um to you uh into increase that the endings improve their livelihood
so i think possible learning as it can yeah is it this kind
of lump sum approach is actually more graduated if you like
um and could if good different benefits and so i think this kind of question that
we would have about whether or not you might get similar uh additional benefit
by sizing transfers differently including in humanitarian can sex not all of them
but one could imagine for example in the aftermath of natural disasters and some
protracted refugee settings adjusting that's noise in could be an important way forward
and the second example is what i was actually page talk about not page talk about and words um
around um universal basic income and in that case what
we're doing is we're changing the targeting criteria
so again in my social protection programs including humanitarian programs
um we select is a subset people to receive
benefits um with universal basic income the clues in the name in the sense that we are targeting
everyone within a particular community not just those living in
extreme poverty not just widows not just all funds
um but everybody and if we have to remember of course the screen
she's mature working everyone is very pool boy you your my standards
um and so in um october last yeah we um launched one
of the walls first three trials of universal basic income
the idea of e. v. i. has been around for a very long time and basically the idea is that if everybody could rely
on on a small amount of income sufficiently that basic needs then that would enable people
um so you a given of of a high degree of security and
it would then enable them to invest more time and money
things like education in starting a business all learning new skills
for java unlike conventional welfare schemes we change it
go on and off them depending on a new means this is a much more predictable flow finance
it's an idea that's attracted a lot of debate on including in developing countries of finland canada
scott and i'm i'm on the countries that ought to bite the question as is as is india
and um the at the may we we as ever kind of mutual um whether or not it's a good idea
um and so we put a massive great randomised control trial on the top of it to find out whether
or not it does indeed to yield benefits on the advocates of d. b. i suggest that it well
um but i think what both of these examples suggest is that as we
work to scale cash it's going to be really important not to be
complacent there's only one way of doing cash we need to be really innovating and learning
about different configurations of cash and making sure that we using the blight
formulation of cash on in the right place at the right time

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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.