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good afternoon i'm from the us department have euro population refugees and migration
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but this afternoon never i'm representing state and u. s. a. i. d. on the humanitarian side we talk
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several times and uh i came up with i agreed remarks so i'm
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going to read my remarks i hope i won't bore you
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catch programming is on the rise and united states is among the largest supporters of cash programming
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the report counting cash scored s. at thirty seven percent of the world's cash efforts in twenty fifteen
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and there's a lot more supported through our multilateral efforts that are not your marks specifically for patch
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u. n. h. c. r. for example one of the largest us multilateral partners
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more than doubled its cash based programming from three hundred and twenty five million
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in twenty fifteen to six hundred and eighty eight million in twenty sixteen
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we're pleased at the growing consensus among stakeholders that when it's feasible and when
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it's used appropriately there are many potential benefits of cash based initiatives
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first to beneficiaries the forcibly displaced second to their host communities
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and last but not least do the humanitarian system itself
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on which many of us have worked for decades to make improvements i'll address each of these potential benefits
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the benefit to beneficiaries of cash comes with efficiency
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increased choice and with that increase dignity
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that's the concept which i understand evolves from development policy
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when it is transferred directly to a humanitarian beneficiary it works
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but conflict victims and forcibly displaced persons have particular protection
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requirements they're not present in the general population
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and which make it essential to examine cash programming in the
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context of the situation of the individuals receiving it
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as well as the assumptions that underlie the c. b. i. structure cash based images structure
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some of these protection either individual and what and others reply
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to groups of beneficiaries i'll give a couple of examples
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becomes a conflict and displacement are frequently separated from their families
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which creates an inordinate number of newly female headed households
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women in that position are often unable or unwilling to manage in a digital to live delivery system
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we've heard that so i'm not only women but some people are willing to pay up to twenty per set to
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have cash delivered where they're living i don't think it's because they're lazy and don't wanna go pick it up
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in such cases program modifications for forcibly displaced for persons
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need to combine cash with other complimentary services
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cash programming assumes that beneficiaries can function in the economy
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the same as citizens are legal residents can't
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refugees those forcibly displaced right outside of their own country have very specific right upper
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protection requirements including to be registered as
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refugees and have identification papers issued
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without them many fewer to leave their homes and that may have something to do with
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the twenty percent a cash a twenty percent they're willing to pay for cash
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they need to be granted permission to work or to send kids to school this is an
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effort to take some time and some effort it's not a a a cash program
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any of these aspects of protection may affect the manner in which caches provided
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and thus a proposed cash proposal must be examined through a protection lens
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the second benefit i mentioned this to the host community and it comes in the
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context of a positive impact on the local economy again a legitimate development issue
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it is also standard development practised to do market analysis to determine impact
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for example when it to determine when humanitarian assistance provided in kind for
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specific purposes might flaw to market if it's given in time
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on the other hand it's equally important to ensure that the market
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is able to supply a sufficiently strong quality of the goods
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in order to in order for cash to avoid spiking prices of the commodities
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finally it's important to know if the beneficiary community has good consumption patterns
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before deciding that the outcomes of cash for food will be nutritionally acceptable
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u. s. a. i. d.'s would for peace office has developed a tool to help with this analysis
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it's a called a modality decision tool that my colleagues here would be pleased to share if you're unfamiliar with it
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family we had the benefit to the humanitarian system and here there's several impacts to consider
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first cutting across everything is the presence if humanitarian minimum standards that have been created many
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in the context of this for your project which i heard mentioned this morning
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and supported strongly in this year's infancy by the us government from both state and u. s. a. i. d.
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spears been kept up to date and has spread across language and
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culture to be accessible to anyone working in humanitarian assistance
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reference to humanitarian standards is crucial when doing market analysis for example
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humanitarian community has lived through too many embarrassments of supplying the wrong kind of thing
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in the wrong quantities to toss standard decide when contemplating catch
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for example after one of the uh earthquakes in or sorry i think it was a hurricane in haiti
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not sure got the story right in any case uh the roofing that was available on the market
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uh it was substandard and it would have been the default for cash based initiative
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but the housing that would've been covered would not of was still at the next
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hurricane and us decided not to do a cash program in that instance
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the quality of inputs has a lot to do with program outcomes especially more specialised services are concerned
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programs such as supplemental or therapeutic feeding for moderately or severely malnourished
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people are quite unlikely to be good candidates for cash programming
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if the outcome of the improve nutritional status is to be taken seriously
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second on the grand bargain i just want to say that we strongly support grant parking commitments to increase the use of cash
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and see two other grand bargain commitments as intertwined with the use of cash
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the first is accountability to affected populations or what is sometimes called the
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participation revolution and the other being the use of local solutions
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it's important to connect with the three the three elements of the grand bargain
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we're confident that the continued expansion of cash appropriately program through the
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response analysis process easy in partnership with investment in preparedness
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partnerships to increase necessary infrastructure flexibility in cost effectiveness
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we'll both increase the use of cash at initial onset of a crisis as
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well as amplify the positive impacts and outcomes that have already been observed
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and finally i want to point out that the overwhelming majority of
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international humanitarian assistance is programmed multilateral lead through international organisations
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that means that donors have agreed to have their fun schooled by the international organisations
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receiving them primarily w. f. p. u. n. h. c. r. and unicef
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and we agree to receive reports on the plant and the results from the agencies
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we rely on our partners to provide their own assessments and analyses of the suitability of cash
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and i know there's been some discussion about having that uh one assessment for all agencies that's
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not a bad thing but we still rely on the agencies to produce the assessment
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uh the agencies have the situational awareness in each case the technical capabilities
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and the responsibility to determine the best modality for a delivery
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we need the ios to partner with each other and to partner with n. g. o.s and other
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stakeholders including those that had become particularly important with c. b. i.'s that is the private sector
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we need cash based initiatives that can be supported by the preponderance of donors
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donors have to agree on the change they wish to pursue within an agency and
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then accomplish that generally and normally through the governing bodies of those agencies
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i will not be the first person to suggest that the us agrees with others
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that a meeting of donors and agencies to identify agreed principles and a way

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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.
Q&A - Scaling Up Cash In East Africa
Panel
28 June 2017 · 2:06 p.m.
Significant Updates : Panel Introduction
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28 June 2017 · 2:33 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.