In this latest briefing paper we attempt to track spending on cash transfer programming in humanitarian emergencies. Our findings show that between 2006 and 2011 a total of US$554.0 million was spent in this context, the majority of which, US$390.4 million, was spent on cash for work. The largest donors in this period were the United States and the European Commission and the largest recipient was Palestine/OPT.
However, whilst we can pull out some general trends on cash transfer funding the data is not without limitations. What we need is improved reporting which will enable us to better track funding for cash transfer programming.
Data available in excel here