Menu ENN Search

A summary of the study protocol for a cash transfer intervention study in Niger

Author: Victoria Sibson, Carmel Dolan, Jeremy Shoham
Year: 2012
Resource type: Research

Background
A review of emergency Supplementary Feeding Programmes (SFPs) was undertaken in 2005/2006, which concluded that such programmes which are targeted to already Moderately Acutely Malnourished (MAM) children may be ineffective in treating and preventing this MAM in certain contexts. One recommendation was to study alternatives to targeted SFPs, such as an ‘extended’ General Food Distribution rations, ‘blanket’ SFPs (SFPs not targeted to MAM children, instead given to all children of a certain age group) with different fortified nutrition supplements, and cash transfers.

In response to the SFP review conclusions, the Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) sought and was awarded funding from OFDA to undertake research into alternatives to targeted SFPs. Working with Save the Children UK, one of these studies is an emergency cash transfer intervention in Maradi, Niger. The other study ENN is overseeing is a blanket supplementary feeding programme in Chad being implemented by Oxfam Intermon with WFP.

 

Download

enn-scukcashstudyprotocol-brief.pdf (PDF, 92kb)

More like this

en-net: SFPs - what is wrong with them and can we fix it?

Latest after Carlos Navarro-Colorado's (et al) paper on the effectiveness of SFPs there is a tendency to turn away from them as the message seems to be misinterpreted. Do we...

FEX: Meeting on approaches to address moderate malnutrition in emergencies

The Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) and Save the Children UK (SC UK) recently held a meeting on approaches to address moderate malnutrition in emergencies (29th-30th May...

Review of the efficacy and impact of emergency programmes

Donor: CIDA Collaborators: SCUK and Westminster University ENN Project Lead: Jeremy Shoham Timeframe: Project completed in 2011 Background This project was undertaken in...

FEX: ENN/SC UK investigation of impact and effectiveness of SFPs

A SFP as part of a community therapeutic care programme in Niger The ENN and Save the Children UK (SC UK) have just begun a joint research study to assess the impact and...

Defaulter and Access Study

Donor: OFDA Collaborators: CDC, ACF, Concern Worldwide, Save the Children UK ENN Project Lead: Jeremy Shoham Timeframe: Project completed in 2011 (report forthcoming)...

en-net: Blanket Supplementary Feeding Program(BSFP) Does it need anthropometric measurements?

Dear Team, we are in an emergency sitruation where GAM rate is 30%, Food Insecurity status(IPC 4), and crisis. As a response to that, one of our emergency response is General...

en-net: Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programs

Use of blanket Supplementary feeding programs is more and more being used to either prevent undernutrition in general as well as prevention of seasonal peaks of acute...

FEX: Emergency Supplementary Feeding

Supplementary Feeding Programmes (SFPs) are amongst the oldest and most common type of nutritional intervention in developing countries. The main aim of SFPs in both emergency...

FEX: WHO consultation on management of moderate malnutrition in U5s

The WHO, in collaboration with UNICEF, WFP and UNHCR, hosted a second consultation to discuss the programmatic aspects of the management of moderate malnutrition in children...

FEX: From the editor

This issue of Field Exchange gives extended coverage to a briefing paper just released by Oxfam and SC UK on the 2011 response to the Horn of Africa crisis. This paper argues...

FEX: Deterioration of children with MAM who have no access to supplementary feeding programmes

James P, Sadler K, Wondafrash M, Argaw A, Luo H, Geleta B, et al. (2016) Children with Moderate Acute Malnutrition with No Access to Supplementary Feeding Programmes Experience...

FEX: The Targeted Supplementary Feeding Programme (TSF)

By Jutta Neitzel TSF distribution in Degehabur, Somali Region Jutta Neitzel is the Head of the Nutrition and Education Section at WFP Ethiopia. She has worked for the...

en-net: ENN is looking for a Research Facilitator

Background The ENN is looking to appoint a Research Facilitator (RF) to work within a research team. This is an exciting position for someone with an interest in carrying out...

FEX: SAM and MAM programming in East and West Africa: An insight into continuum of service provision for acute malnutrition treatment

View this article as a pdf By Rebecca Brown, Kate Sadler, Tanya Khara, Marie McGrath and Jeremy Shoham Rebecca Brown is an experienced public health nutritionist engaged as...

FEX: Lessons learned from evaluations of the impact of WFP programmes on moderate acute malnutrition in the Sahel

View this article as a pdf Lisez cet article en français ici By Jonas Heirman, Mica Jenkins and Jennifer Rosenzweig Jonas Heirman leads impact evaluation activities...

Minimum Reporting for Supplementary Feeding Programmes (SFPs)

Donor: OFDA Collaborators: Save the Children, Concern and CARE US ENN Project lead: Jeremy Shoham Timeframe: This project was completed in 2011 Background The need for a...

FEX: 2011 Edition of the Sphere Handbook Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response

Farmers association level consultation at Chuko, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (SNNPR) province, Ethiopia, August 2009 By Susan Thurstans, Paul Turnbull, Devrig...

FEX: Defining and treating “high-risk” moderate acute malnutrition using expanded admission criteria (Hi-MAM Study): A cluster-randomised controlled trial protocol

View this article as a pdf By Natasha Lelijveld, David Taylor Hendrixson, Claire Godbout, Alyssa Los, Jukka M Leppänen, Aminata Koroma and Mark Manary Natasha Lelijveld...

en-net: Calculating caseloads-cmam=SAM/or MAM- need for clarification-part of the formula

From a document found in CMAM Forum on how to calaculate the SAM/ or MAM, The formula is: Case load = N × P × K × C N= total population of the under-fives in the catchment...

FEX: Maternal Nutrition in Emergencies: technical review and round table discussion

By Emily Mates and Tanya Khara Emily Mates is a Technical Director with the ENN. Tanya Khara worked as an ENN consultant on the project. Through the INSPIRE consortium, the...

Close

Reference this page

Victoria Sibson, Carmel Dolan, Jeremy Shoham (2012). A summary of the study protocol for a cash transfer intervention study in Niger. www.ennonline.net/nigercashstudy

(ENN_903)

Close

Download to a citation manager

The below files can be imported into your preferred reference management tool, most tools will allow you to manually import the RIS file. Endnote may required a specific filter file to be used.