EU's blurry vision for coordinating humanitarian cash

In Tapoa, a region bordering Niger, the European Commission's humanitarian aid department funds NGO Action Contre la Faim to provide health and nutrition care as well as food assistance including cash transfers. Photo by: Anouk Delafortrie / ECHO / CC BY-NC-ND

Editor’s Note: Devex is exploring the evolution of cash transfers in the aid sector. Here, we explore the EU’s vision for more coordinated cash programming. Read also: Aid agencies mull legal risks of coordinating humanitarian cash

LONDON — Almost a year after floating a drastic new approach to coordinating humanitarian cash transfers, the European Union’s humanitarian arm ECHO is running a market assessment to find out whether the controversial scheme could work in practice.

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    Molly Anders

    Molly Anders is a U.K. Correspondent for Devex. Based in London, she reports on development finance trends with a focus on British and European institutions. She is especially interested in evidence-based development and women’s economic empowerment, as well as innovative financing for the protection of migrants and refugees. Molly is a former Fulbright Scholar and studied Arabic in Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Morocco.