The use of cash transfers in livestock emergencies and their incorporation into livestock emergency guidelines and standards (LEGS)

The use of cash transfers in livestock emergencies and their incorporation into livestock emergency guidelines and standards (LEGS)

FAO Animal Production and Health Working Paper no. 1

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      Table of contents


      Abbreviations
      Acknowledgement and disclaimer
      Executive summary

      1. Introduction

      2. Cash transfers: History and experience to date

        2.1 Advantages and challenges of cash transfers
        2.1 When to use cash transfers

      3. Cash transfers and livestock interventions

        3.1 Livestock, livelihoods and food security
        3.2 Introduction to LEGS

      4. LEGS assessments and response identification

        4.1 Preliminary assessment
        4.2 Assessment approaches
        4.3 Assessment methodologies
        4.4 Response identification

      5. LEGS common standards

      6. LEGS technical interventions and cash transfer tools

        6.1 Unconditional cash transfers
        6.2 Conditional cash grants
        6.3 Cash-for-work and indirect grants
        6.4 Vouchers
        6.5 Social protection

      7. Conclusion

      Annexes

        1: ICRC Decision Tree for cash transfer options
        2: Case studies
        3: Payment mechanisms
        4: Bibliography
        5: Suggestions for revision of LEGS

      References



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