R4ACT: Impacts of Cash on Nutrition Outcomes: From Available Scientific Evidence to Informed Action
Following the presentation of the Grand Bargain agreement at the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit, the use of cash transfers has become a key component of humanitarian assistance. There is strong evidence and consensus that cash transfers are efficient and effective in covering basic needs. Cash transfers offer dignity, choice and flexibility to affected populations and therefore play a key role in reaching nutrition security for all.
This report aims to provide a user-friendly summary of available evidence linking cash to nutrition outcomes. It also served as the basis for further discussion by a selected panel of experts to generate recommendations at the Research 4 Action workshop held in Paris on 14th November 2017.