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.

Project details

start date
11 May 2008
end date
13 July 2008


Supported by
World Vision

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