Lesotho's Cash and Food Transfers project

World Vision International implemented a Cash and Food Transfers Pilot Project (CFTPP) in Lesotho as an emergency response to drought in 2007/8. The goal of the project was to mitigate the food insecurity effects of the drought by maintaining or increasing access to basic food and non-food needs for 6,500 drought-affected households, by delivering cash transfers or a combination of food and cash transfers. 

World Vision commissioned IDS to carry out an independent evaluation of the CFTPP, to draw a comparison between the cash transfers and food plus cash transfer options. The evaluation also aimed to inform policy-makers in Lesotho, the southern Africa region, and World Vision country offices across the world, about the use of cash transfers in emergency programming.

Key contact

Photo of Stephen Devereux, IDS Vulnerability and Poverty Reduction Research Fellow

T: +44 (0)1273 915813

E: s.devereux@ids.ac.uk

More details
Project Dates:
May 2008 - July 2008
Project Status:
World Vision
Research Themes / Programmes:
Social Protection