The guidelines are designed to be used following a rapid assessment and to support programmes at any point of the disaster cycle. It, firstly, aims at helping to decide whether a cash programme is an appropriate response. Secondly, if a cash transfer is deemed appropriate, it provides practical, step-by-step guidance about how to design and implement a cash programme.


The guidelines are about cash transfers, who it’s for, how to use it and why use it as a method to reach people who need help. It covers all aspects of the programme cycle, from assessment, design, implementation, to monitoring and evaluation. It divides into three sections:

  • Implementing cash programme: provides essential background information for designing and implementing cash transfer programmes
  • Guidance sheets: give step-by-step guidance on particular forms of cash transfers such as: unconditional cash transfers, cash transfer for support to livelihoods, voucher transfers, cash-for-work programmes, seed voucher fairs, and cash transfers in social assistance
  • Practical tools: tools designed to assist the programme in areas which require specific technical guidance.

Usage: Guidance for project implementation

Audience: Technical staff, Volunteers

Document Data

Author: IFRC
Publication date:
Status: Final Type: PDF Size (MB): Size: 1.8
Country: Regional
Resource type: Guidelines

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