27 January 2014

Cash transfers taking off in South Sudan

Tombura-Yambio Catholic Diocese launched a Conditional Cash Transfer project last friday - supporting 120 households looking after children whose parents have died of HIV/AIDS, with 200 SSP per month ($63/£38) each.

This is the second NGO-implemented one I'm aware of, after the Save the Children pilot in 2011 (incidentally, whatever happened to that?).

Meanwhile a new civil society initiative Fresh Start South Sudan calls for putting oil money directly in the hands of the poor.

Thanks to Tom for the links.

Addendum: A friend reminds me that DFID have planned cash transfers as part of the Girl's Education project - published details here on the very good DFID project tracker.

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