Digital Engagement Team
Disaster Risk Reduction, Humanitarian Capacity Building, Emergency Response
Australia & Pacific
29 April 19 @ 05:56
Candice Holt and Sandra Hart, Oxfam Australia (OAus)
In 2018 Oxfam conducted a nation-wide assessment to determine the feasibility of using cash transfers for humanitarian assistance during emergency response and recovery in Vanuatu. With funding from the Australian Government, the assessment was conducted in partnership with Youth Challenge Vanuatu, the Department of
Agriculture & Rural Development, and the Vanuatu National Statistics Office to build a strong and context-specific evidence base to inform national discussions, awareness and preparedness initiatives for cash transfer programming.
The assessment is part of the regional Pacific Cash Preparedness Partnership between Oxfam, Save the Children, and the United Nations World Food Programme, which is focused on conducting a series of feasibility studies across Vanuatu, Fiji, and Solomon Islands in order to increase awareness, capacity and expertise in cash transfer programming across the Pacific Islands.