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BASIC Research Working Paper 9

Value for Money of Social Assistance in Fragile Contexts: Considerations, Evidence, and Research Priorities

Published on 7 March 2022

Value for Money (VfM) is an essential tool for balancing difficult policy and programme decisions. While many of the conceptual approaches to VfM and methods for estimation are similar between regular development programming for social protection and humanitarian cash and food assistance, so far these literatures have evolved in fairly distinct silos. There is relatively little work that brings the two strands together.

This thematic review provides a conceptual framework for understanding VfM of social assistance in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCAS). It draws out what is particular to these contexts and identifies key areas for focus. It then reviews the existing literature to identify gaps and point to priorities for further research.

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Wylde, E. (2022) Value for Money of Social Assistance in Fragile Contexts: Considerations, Evidence, and Research Priorities, BASIC Research Working Paper 9, Brighton: Institute of Development Studies, DOI: 10.19088/BASIC.2022.009

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published by
Institute of Development Studies
doi
10.19088/BASIC.2022.009
isbn
978-1-78118-927-6
issn
2040-0209
language
English

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