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Cash-Based Transfer Programmes

30 March, 2017

Understand the value of cash based interventions  

Cash based interventions play an important role in supporting humanitarian and aid operations throughout the world, providing valuable protection and assistance to those that most need it.

This specially designed programme looks at the many approaches to successful cash based transfer (CBT) programmes covering vouchers (paper and electronic), physical cash disbursements, and e-cash.

It will cover all the critical components in implementing, managing and evaluating a programme including:

Registration: The foundation of any successful CBT programme, you will learn about the different registration approaches, beneficiary identification (which cannot be limited to identity cards), dealing with pre-registration data, and the collection of additional data. The issue of households, as well as considerations relating to international agencies will be explored.

Distribution: What are the advantages and problems of each, and how do you ensure liquidity at local agents.

Settlement: How do you ensure that local agents and merchants are correctly reimbursed? How do you manage fraud, reconcile transaction lists, and reach a settlement figure? What’s the difference between automatic vs. manual settlement, and how do you work with the local financial infrastructure (including mobile money operators, local and central banks).

Reporting: Meeting the objectives of the funding agencies and the needs of the teams on the ground is paramount. So how do you identify, interpret and report the performance of your programme in a way that delivers the most value.

We’ll cover all of the above with best practice examples and key learning from around the world.

What does it cover?

  • what cash-based transfer programmes are and how to make them successful
  • the importance of registration and beneficiary identification
  • how to choose the right distribution channel (vouchers, cash, e-money)
  • re-imbursement and reconciliation best practice and how to engage with local agents and merchants
  • how to work within local financial infrastructures and with mobile money operators, local and central banks
  • the role of data and reporting to support the objectives of the funding agency as well as the teams ‘on the ground’
  • the current and potential use of new technology in delivering low cost effective cash based solutions to support humanitarian and aid agencies

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30 March, 2017
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The Payment Business School
+44 (0) 207 205 2676