Purpose: 

The 12-page case study provides experience sharing of good practices and lessons learnt from practical implementation of National Societies for disaster response practices, especially in emergencies.

Overview:

This case study describes the rational for increased use of cash transfers, especially in emergencies from the experience of Viet Nam Red Cross’s response to disasters. The case study outlines:

  • The Country context and situation of multiple disasters in 2009 and 2010.
  • The action of the Red Cross and increased use of the program since its success.
  • Key advantages and benefits of the program such as: cost effectiveness, faster delivery with flexible assistance, ensure dignity and more choices, economic recovery.
  • Seven learnt lessons include involvement of local authorities and community, market accessibility, setting of grant value , capacity building, timing and evaluations. Further improvements might be experience sharing, further capacity building.

 

Usage: Learning from experience

Audience: National Society Leadership, Technical staff, Volunteers

Document Data

Publication date:
Status: Final Type: PDF Size (MB): Size: 1.02
Country: Vietnam
Theme(s): Livelihood
Resource type: Case study

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