Action Against Hunger’s international network produces a variety of published works from context analysis and regional assessments to community surveys and field reports.
The REFANI partners have identified a number of evidence gaps within their comprehensive literature review. In short, the review finds that, although complicated, given that the impact pathways of cash transfer programmes (CTPs) are numerous and contextspecific, a greater understanding of how (i.e. the mechanisms through which) these transfers work is necessary.
The REFANI Pakistan study is a cluster randomised control trial (cRCT) of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of different cash transfer programmes on child nutrition status (ISRCTN 10761532). Led by the Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN), the Pakistan study aligns with on-going implementation of the Action Against Hunger Women and children/infants Improved Nutrition in Sindh (WINS) programme in Dadu District, Sindh Province, funded by the European Union.
The REFANI Somalia study is a case control study assessing the role of cash transfer programmes in reducing the risk of acute malnutrition in Somalia. In collaboration between the Institute for Global Health at University College of London (UCL) and Concern Worldwide, the Somalia study will study the implementation of an unconditional emergency cash transfer programme (CTP) in the Afgoye Corridor region, close to Mogadishu.
The REFANI literature review identifies existing evidence on the use of Cash Transfer Programmes (CTPs) and their impact on acute malnutrition in humanitarian contexts. The review also identifies key gaps that remain in the evidence base. For more information on REFANI, please visit our website.
The Research on Food Assistance for Nutritional Impact (REFANI) cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA), led by Action Against Hunger, examines the Pakistan and Niger studies in terms of their cost-effectiveness for nutritional impact achieved.