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Cash and Food Transfers: a primer, WFP report

Author: Ugo Gentilini, WFP
Year: 2007
Resource type: Report

The objective of this paper is to unpack the various aspects of the "cash versus food" debate, to map out where the controversies lie and to demonstrate the need for a more pragmatic, balanced and context-specific approach. A key message is that appropriateness cannot be predetermined since programme objectives, the economics of food consumption, market analysis, cost effectiveness and efficiency, capacity requirements and beneficiary preferences all play a role in determining the most appropriate option or combination of options. 

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