This toolkit brings together the collective knowledge of best practices, key issues in programming, and adaptations of cash transfer programme methodologies for urban settings. It is also the aim of this toolkit to promote a variety of options for implementation that reflect the multisectoral and multi-disciplinary nature of cash transfer programmes. All tools described in this toolkit are adapted from real urban projects, from a variety of organisations and contexts.


Some urban-specific lessons learnt include:

  • Gender
  • Access barriers
  • Vendors
  • Cash-for-Work
  • Waiting times
  • Project outcomes
  • Verification
  • Urban purchasing behaviours
  • Organisational capacity for cash
  • Harmonisation of rates
  • Calculate household income and expenses

The toolkit covers discussions on:

  • Assessments in Urban Areas
  • Response Analysis for Urban Emergencies
  • Targeting and Verification in Urban Environments
  • Implementation of Cash Transfer Programmes in Urban Disasters
  • Fraud and Corruption Prevention in Urban Settings
  • Monitoring and Evaluation for Urban Cash Programmes
  • Coordination of Urban Cash Transfer Programmes


Usage: Guidance for implementation

Audience: National Society staff


Document Data

Publication date: January 1, 2010
Status: Final Type: PDF Size (MB): Size: 2.6
Country: Global, Regional
Resource type: Guidelines, Toolkit

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