Cash Transfer Programming for Syrian Refugees: Lessons Learned on Vulnerability, Targeting, and Protection from the Danish Refugee Council’s E-Voucher Intervention in Southern Turkey

Jacobsen, K. and Armstrong, P.
Publication language
Date published
31 Jan 2016
Lessons papers
Cash-based transfers (CBT), Forced displacement and migration, Targeting, Identification and Profiling

This report provides lessons for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), other humanitarian organizations, and funders striving to optimize cash transfer programs (CTP) in humanitarian contexts. Through an examination of the DRC’s experience, this report provides insight into three key components of CTPs:

• Developing and executing an effective profiling questionnaire and assessment
• Creating a flexible vulnerability scoring index to target the right beneficiaries
• Addressing protection and gender-related concerns within the program

The research was conducted during the summer of 2015 by a Feinstein research embedded with the DRC in southern Turkey as part of an “action research” collaboration. The lessons in the report provide DRC (and others) clear guidelines about what worked well and how the program could be improved.