ASPIRES Family Care Process Assessment: Cash Transfers for Family-Child Reintegration and Prevention of Separation

Whitney Moret and Mike Ferguson - USAID, FHI 360, and ASPIRES

This evaluation examined the designs and implementation processes of the cash transfer components of ChildFund’s Economic Strengthening to Keep and Reintegrate Children in Family Care (ESFAM) and AVSI Foundation’s Family Resilience (FARE) projects in Uganda and identified practical lessons for implementers. This report seeks to help fill a gap in documentation about when and how best to implement limited-term cash transfer interventions for non-emergency populations. Both ESFAM and FARE used cash transfers as an element of their programming to address family separation in very vulnerable households and this report offers insights about common themes, differences, and context-specific design features useful for the design of future programs.

This evaluation is part of the Accelerating Strategies for Practical Innovation and Research in Economic Strengthening (ASPIRES) project.