This webinar, hosted by the Cash Transfer and Child Protection Task Force, was held on Tuesday, 16 Apr 2019, 11:00 - 12:00 (EST, New York). The objective was to discuss the newly released report, “Cash Transfer Programming and Child Protection in Humanitarian Action: Review and Opportunities to Strengthen the Evidence” developed by Layal Sarrouh with support from Hannah Thompson and Christina Torsein of Proteknon Consulting Group. The report summarizes the evidence for cash transfer programming and child protection in humanitarian contexts and recommends areas for action and further research. It highlights the gaps, needs, and opportunities found in the literature and confirmed by experts working across child protection, cash transfer programming, and other relevant areas of humanitarian action and international development. The findings and recommendations are intended to guide the Cash Transfer and Child Protection Task Force of the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action as it generates participation and investment in a multi-year research agenda.
After a brief update on the report, members from Plan International, Nolwenn Gontard and Mari Dumbaugh, highlighted a research initiative that involves cash transfers to children and their families alongside child protection services in the Central African Republic to illustrate how to practically take forward some of the recommendations in the report.