The KEY Programme aims to increase the resilience of people who are vulnerable to food and nutritional insecurity in northern Mali. Groupe URD’s role is to help improve knowledge and practices.

We are currently working with all the relevant actors on how multi-purpose cash transfer rates are decided. The aim is to establish a consensus about calculation methods so that the different cash transfer programmes are complementary (humanitarian and recovery assistance, social safety nets, etc.).

At the same time, a study has been launched on the operational methods of multi-purpose cash transfer programmes currently being run in Mali. There is very little documentation about these programmes in Mali, though they have become much more common in recent years. The study aims to document cash transfer methods and practices in Mali, and to learn lessons for their future implementation.

The study will produce:

  • An overview of cash transfer practices in recent years, within KEY and by other major programmes, such as Jigisemejiri, and those of WFP;
  • An assessment of risks, difficulties encountered and changes made during the implementation of cash transfer programmes.
  • Lessons learned from implementing cash transfer programmes in Mali in recent years.

Carried out by

Valérie Léon

Trainer, researcher and evaluator (since 2012)