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.


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

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

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