How can we make humanitarian aid better? Give refugees cash. That’s the main recommendation of a high level panel convened by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), and chaired by CGD’s Owen Barder. You can read his blog on the Panel’s report here.
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The High Level Panel on Humanitarian Cash Transfers published its report this week, concluding that the international system should take deliberate steps to seize two big opportunities to improve humanitarian aid.
There’s a growing consensus that humanitarian cash transfers can help to bridge the widening gap between needs and resources, empowering people affected by disaster and using local markets to deliver the goods and services we previously thought only aid agencies could provide.
Owen Barder says World Humanitarian Day is an opportunity to honor humanitarian workers and organisations, but also an opportunity to think about how the world can do this better.