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.
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
Organization:BRC, Key Aid Consulting, Nepal Red Cross Society
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.
1 December 2018
External Evaluation of the Ukrainian Red Cross Livelihoods Project
Organization: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.
28 December 2014
Cyclone Aila early recovery response 2011–2013, Bangladesh
Organization:Bangladesh Red Crescent, IFRC
Project Fact Sheet describing the support to 262 vulnerable cyclone affected households to recover their livelihoods and shelters using cash grants.
1 March 2013
Integrated Recovery Program. Livelihoods ‘Cash Grants for Income Generation Activities’
Evaluation of the IFRC conditional cash transfer project for income generation activities in Pakistan following the 2010 floods.
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