The project objective is to evaluate an emergency cash
transfer and on-demand registration as part of the COVID-19
emergency response. The project will include 3 components, each covering
an evaluation, for the emergency cash transfer, the payment modality of
the cash transfer, and the emergency SIMAST registration, respectively. ·
Component 1: Evaluate the emergency cash transfers and
social and behavioral change communication activities (SBCC) in reducing the
socio-economic impact and increasing awareness and understanding of COVID-19. Output: Report
including quantitative analysis of trends in outcomes of interest as well as
household perceptions of transfer design.·
Component 2: Evaluation pilot of a mobile payment
delivery mechanism for cash transfer as an option for emergency cash transfer. Output:
evaluating beneficiary households’ mobile money experience and providing
recommendations for future implementation

Component 3: Qualitative evaluation of processes to
register households in the social registry SIMAST and thereby increase coverage
and identification of potential beneficiaries in case of emergency via focus
groups and key stakeholder interviews. Output:
learned from different on-demand registration modalities·

Which Areas of Engagement are covered by this grant?

Open Access to Risk Information
Resilient Infrastructure
Resilient Cities
Hydromet Services and Early Warning Systems
Financial Protection
Inclusive Disaster Risk Management & Gender Equality
Resilience to Climate Change
Resilient Recovery

Sendai Priorities

Priority 1Understanding disaster risk
Priority 2Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk
Priority 3Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience
Priority 4Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction