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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27 January 2019

Research project – livelihoods and cash interventions in the NRCS/BRC earthquake recovery programme, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

Type:

Research

Organisation:

BRC

This report assesses the livelihood activities and modalities (service delivery and cash transfers) delivered through this recovery programme, with the purpose of identifying best practices to inform future programming. More resources, including the executive summary, the annexes and a PPT presentation of the research can be found below.

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Cash and livelihoods

1 December 2018

External Evaluation of the Ukrainian Red Cross Livelihoods Project

Type:

Evaluation

Organisation:

Key Aid Consulting

Evaluation of the ”Livelihoods Project", implemented by the Ukrainian Red Cross Society with support from the International Federation of the Red Cross, to boost small-scale business opportunities for conflict-affected people in the East of Ukraine.

  • Cash and livelihoods
  • Cash in conflict
  • Europe

1 March 2013

Integrated Recovery Program. Livelihoods 'Cash Grants for Income Generation Activities'

Type:

Evaluation

Organisation:

IFRC

Evaluation of the IFRC conditional cash transfer project for income generation activities in Pakistan following the 2010 floods.

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Cash and health
  • Cash and livelihoods