Cash and livelihoods

Livelihoods encompass the capabilities, assets and activities required to make a living. Ensuring that vulnerable households have sustainable livelihoods increases their access to a stable income, as well as their dignity, resilience, and ability to be active in society. Livelihoods support helps people affected by crisis to build more sustainable means of living, develop skills and gain greater access to opportunities.

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Cash assistance can be an effective way to protect, restore, or enhance livelihoods which enable people to become self-sufficient and improve wellbeing for current and future generations.

Learn about the work of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement in this field by accessing different resources related to cash and livelihoods below.

For more information on livelihoods, visit the Livelihoods Centre, hosted by the Spanish Red Cross and IFRC.

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15 July 2020

Cash Hub Webinar 6 Top Takeaways

Type:

Learning

Organisation:

Cash Hub

This documents provides the top takeaways from the 6th webinar on the use of cash and markets in response to COVID-19, with focus on livelihoods and household economic security.

  • Cash and COVID-19 webinar series
  • Cash and livelihoods

6 May 2020

Targeting Entrepreneurs Livelihoods Centre Response

Type:

Learning

Organisation:

Cash Hub

This document is a follow up of the first webinar on the use of cash and markets in response to COVID-19, providing guidance on how to define targeting criteria and how to identify complementary activities to cash grants support.

  • Cash and livelihoods

19 October 2019

Livelihoods assessment and shoats’ markets analysis Modogashe (Garissa) and Sericho (Isiolo)

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

British Red Cross

This assessment of feasible livelihoods interventions for Modogashe and Sericho are part of the Ending chronic hunger project, and includes a market analysis of the selected value chain.

  • Cash and livelihoods
  • Cash and markets

1 July 2019

Improving Lives and Livelihoods Through Cash Transfers: A Humanitarian Assistance Project in Maungdaw Township, Rakhine – Myanmar

Type:

Learning

Organisation:

IFRC

Brief overview of a one-year project implemented by MRCS with multi-lateral support from IFRC, which started in November 2018 to recover livelihoods of populations affected by violence in Maungdaw Township.

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Cash and livelihoods
  • Cash in conflict

11 June 2019

Cash for Livelihoods in Prevention and Response to Sexual Violence

Type:

Case study

Organisation:

ICRC

This case study report elaborates on the details, outcomes, successes, difficulties and recommendations from an ICRC/BRCS Cash for Livelihoods project since 2015.

  • Africa
  • America
  • Asia-Pacific

1 March 2019

Kizilaykart Cash Based Assistance Programmes, Livelihoods Survey Findings

Type:

Research

Organisation:

Turkish Red Crescent (Türk Kızılay)

Livelihood survey to understand the profile of "Emergency Social Safety Net Programme" (ESSN) applicants and to collect data on their education level, employment status and barriers.

  • Cash and livelihoods
  • Cash and social protection
  • Cash in emergencies