The Emergency Cash Transfer Programme

Aug 11, 2017

As a response to the devastating earthquakes in Nepal in April and May 2015, the Government of Nepal together with UNICEF implemented a large-scale Emergency Cash Transfer Programme (ECTP) targeting vulnerable groups in the most earthquake-affected districts. The first phase, from July to November 2015, supported the beneficiaries of the Government’s established social assistance programmes for vulnerable groups (including Dalit children under five years of age, older people, widows and single women, people with disabilities, and marginalised ethnic groups). The second phase, conducted between June 2016 and April 2017, focused on all households with children under five years of age, not limited by caste or ethnicity. It aimed to support the food security and well-being of children under five and to lay the foundation for the gradual expansion of the Child Grant programme.

Various programme documents and films are available to download and view:

* The ‘Road to Recovery’ sets out the rationale, objectives, and the proposal for the ECTP.  Please click here to download.

After Phase 1, a short film was produced highlighting some of the positive impacts of the ETCP on beneficiaries’ lives. Please click here to view the video

An independent assessment was carried out for each phase of the ECTP, the findings of which are available in a full report and summary: Please click here to download the full report for Phase I and Phase II and summary report for Phase I and Phase II.

Finally, an independent evaluation of both phases of the ECTP was conducted by Oxford Policy Management (OPM), available in a full report and briefing paper.

Related Articles