23 May 2019
Considering the relevance and immediacy of challenges involved in social assistance in humanitarian settings and recognising the recent efforts from international development partners to fill in the evidence gap, the IPC-IG and UNICEF MENARO invited three experts to present significant findings. First, findings from a rigorous impact evaluation of Lebanon’s Min Ila programme (a child-focused refugee safety net), presented by Sarah Hague (UNICEF Lebanon). Afterwards, the results of a field experiment in Yemen were presented by Benjamin Schwab (Kansas State University), which contrasted the effects of different transfer modalities (especially cash grants and food baskets) being implemented in the country. Finally, James Omolo (FAO) contributed to the debate by presenting results of the ongoing impact evaluation of Mali’s emergency Cash Plus, followed by a Q&A session at the end.
- Sarah Hague, Chief of Social Policy, UNICEF Lebanon
- Benjamin Schwab, Development Economist, Kansas State University
- James Omolo, Cash Transfer and Social Protection Expert, FAO Subregional Office for West Africa and Sahel
Moderator: Raquel Tebaldi, Researcher, IPC-IG