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Ground Truth Solutions

Cash Barometer

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Ground Truth Solutions

Cash Barometer

 
 

The potentially positive effects of Cash-Transfer Programming (CTP) are widely accepted in the humanitarian community. But how does the humanitarian ‘cash revolution’ present itself to those who are intended to benefit from it? How can their perspective help inform a more effective roll-out of cash-based programmes?

Ground Truth Solutions, together with the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP), has piloted the global Cash Barometer to find out more. Based on Ground Truth Solutions’ tested approach to collecting and responding to feedback in humanitarian settings, the Barometer combines standardized face-to-face surveys with qualitative data collection.

We ask a small number of questions relating to the relevance and effectiveness of cash-based assistance - both on its own merits, compared to and in combination with other programming modalities. Focus areas revolve around satisfaction with cash-based programs, their perceived fairness, expectations towards aid actors and the impact of cash transfers on people’s sense of agency and dignity.

Our aim is to provide actionable information from affected people that can be translated into program improvements, while empowering people to express their views.

 
 

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Cash in Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s protracted conflict continues to expose households to violence across all regions of the country. With almost 3500 deaths and 7900 injuries, 2016 marked the highest number of civilian casualties since 2009 (UNAMA).

Conflict displaced almost 700.000 individuals in 2016 and, as of April 15th 2017, another 60.000 Afghans have been displaced by conflict in 26 of the 34 provinces (USAID, 2017). As a result, just under a third of the population are in need of humanitarian assistance (OCHA, 2016).

Against this backdrop, growing regional tensions between Afghanistan and Pakistan have resulted in intensified repatriation efforts by the government of Pakistan: In 2016, some 225.000 undocumented returnees and 380.000 registered refugees returned to Afghanistan, mostly to Nangarhar and Kabul provinces.

 
 
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Methodology


Methodology


 

Method

The design of the pilot Cash Barometer was informed by a nationwide Ground Truth survey in Afghanistan. In early 2017, we interviewed 783 people affected by crisis and 405 field staff of aid agencies in Afghanistan to track progress on Grand Bargain commitments, including the scale-up of cash-based assistance. In this nationwide survey, almost half (47%) of the affected people interviewed received cash-based assistance. The majority of aid workers surveyed felt that these cash programmes lead – at varying degrees – to better outcomes (15% were sceptical).

Peoples’ satisfaction with the cash support they received was fragmented, however, with a significant proportion of both positive (27%) and negative (33%) responses.

The pilot Cash Barometer thus aims to dig deeper with more specific cash-related survey questions and additional focus group discussions. It was informed by the responses of cash recipients, non-recipients, as well as feedback from cash experts in Afghanistan and at global level. Our data collection partner tested questions in Kabul and Nangarhar. A refined pilot survey with 693 respondents was then conducted in Kabul, Nangarhar and Helmand, in May 2017 (LINK TO DEMOGRAPHICS).

Based on findings from this pilot round, the Barometer will be refined over coming iterations.

 

Sampling & Demographics


Sampling & Demographics


 

Sampling & Demographics

Mention OECD data as well: For some questions, we were able to use data from the earlier nationwide Ground Truth survey as well.

Barometer:

  • N=693 (598 recipients and 95 non-recipients)
  • Gender=70:30
  • Status=58% IDP; 41% returnee
  • HH size=avg. 10-11, add median
  • Age=tbc
 

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