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  • 1. SCFA - KILIFI DISTRICT WORKSHOP 1 3/5/2011
  • 2. WHAT ARE CASH AND VOUCHERS?Cash and vouchers are ways of transferring resourcesto beneficiaries.Beneficiaries receive cash or vouchers which they canthen use to gain access to food items in themarketplace. SCFA - KILIFI DISTRICT WORKSHOP 2 3/5/2011
  • 3. BACKGROUNDThere was growing interest from some donors and partners forWFP to implement cash transfers as an alternative orcomplement to food aid. The demands have led to few pilotprojects exploring the use of cash transfers. Moreover, interestin cash has been also fostered by WFP’s enhanced capacity toassess the appropriateness of a different intervention (food aid,food stamps, cash or combinations thereof).Where WFP needs assessment identifies the feasibility,desirability and /or potential utility for cash transfer to helpmeet food needs, the CO in consultation with RB and HQ,advocate for such a cash intervention to be implemented by theGovernment, partner agency or NGO. SCFA - KILIFI DISTRICT WORKSHOP 3 3/5/2011
  • 4. PROGRAMME OBJECTIVESThe main objectives of PRRO 10666.0 FFA are to: 1. Enhance communities’ resilience to shocks through safety nets or asset creation, and increase capacity to design and manage disaster-preparedness and risk- reduction programmes (Strategic Objective 2); and 2. Support and re-establish livelihoods and food and nutrition security after shocks (Strategic Objective 3). SCFA - KILIFI DISTRICT WORKSHOP 4 3/5/2011
  • 5. RATIONALE FOR THE SEASONAL CASH FOR ASSETS PILOT INKILIFIThe Seasonal Cash For Assets (SCFA) pilot in Kilifi willhelp WFP test the idea that, in those marginalagricultural areas where WFP is providing foodassistance through FFA activities;1. Transferring cash instead of food during harvest periods will increase market demand for locally produced staple foods, and2. Be more cost-efficient for WFP than food distribution. SCFA - KILIFI DISTRICT WORKSHOP 5 3/5/2011
  • 6. THE CASH TRANSFER PROCESSLong/short rains Beneficiaries Transfer modality assessment review Markets targeted for food No Food distribution functional? assistance Yes Contract with Beneficiaries Operational plan financial services trained on basic Beneficiaryfor cash transfers Cash transfers provider financial accounts opened management SCFA - KILIFI DISTRICT WORKSHOP 6 3/5/2011
  • 7. ENROLMENT PROCESS VERIFICATION (beneficiary details) Collection/Verification of beneficiary CP information ENROLMENT Enrolment & registration of beneficiariesEQBL/WFP FO/CP into the pilot CARD DISTRIBUTION Cards produced are distributed toEQBL/WFP FO/CP beneficiaries SCFA - KILIFI DISTRICT WORKSHOP 7 3/5/2011
  • 8. PAYMENT PROCESS WORK NORM SUBMISSION Submits the list containing beneficiaries CP who have completed their work-norms CERTIFYING DOCUMENTS Certify & sign-off on the lists and ensureWFP FO/WFP CO all documents are proper TRANSFER OF FUNDS TO EQBL Check that all documents are in order and WFP CO FIN send the money to bank SCFA - KILIFI DISTRICT WORKSHOP 8 3/5/2011
  • 9. PAYMENT PROCESS CONT. VERIFICATION OF DOCUMENTS Confirms receipt of funds, verifies that lists EQBL have been properly signed & transfers funds CERTIFYING DOCUMENTS Confirm the funds have hit beneficiary EQBL KILIFI accounts & inform CP CASH WITHDRAWALBENEFICIARIES Withdrawing entitlements SCFA - KILIFI DISTRICT WORKSHOP 9 3/5/2011
  • 10. SEASONAL CASH FOR ASSETS WORLD VISION WFPFO KILIFI MOMBASA SCFA - KILIFI DISTRICT WORKSHOP 10 3/5/2011
  • 11. PAYMENT PROCESS CONT.• Work-norms WFP FO • Certify EQBL• Certify • Verify • Pay • Verify • Certify • Transfer CP WFP CP SCFA - KILIFI DISTRICT WORKSHOP 11 3/5/2011