The direct response to emergency cash transfer project: Evaluation Report

4 September 2017

The Direct Response to Emergency Cash Transfer project (DiRECT) reached 20,568 food insecure households with two emergency cash transfers valued at 13,899,790 Zambian Kwacha (ZMK) offering a viable alternative to in-kind food distribution as a humanitarian response.

Triphonia Jonathan, (30) receiving a cash transfer from Nuciana Njolomola, 45 an agent used by Concern Worldwide, Chazuka Village, Mchinji, Malawi Photo by Jennifer Nolan.
Triphonia Jonathan, (30) receiving a cash transfer from Nuciana Njolomola, 45 an agent used by Concern Worldwide, Chazuka Village, Mchinji, Malawi Photo by Jennifer Nolan.

The Direct Response to Emergency Cash Transfer project (DiRECT) modelled an emergency response to household food insecurity using short term cash disbursements to specific demographic groups in five districts in Western and Southern provinces of Zambia. The aim of the model was to propose and demonstrate a cash based emergency response modality to the Government of Zambia.

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