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The Yemen ECRP Cash for Nutrition Program - Reflections on Partnership Modalities

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Yashodhan Ghorpade
POLICY SEMINAR
Impacts of Cash Transfers on Preventing Malnutrition in Yemen
Co-Organized by IFPRI and the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM)
SEP 5, 2019 - 12:15 PM TO 01:45 PM EDT

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The Yemen ECRP Cash for Nutrition Program - Reflections on Partnership Modalities

  1. 1. The Yemen ECRP Cash for Nutrition Program – Reflections on Partnership Modalities Yashodhan Ghorpade September 05, 2019
  2. 2. Conflict, Poverty and Development 2 • Concentration of poverty in FCV countries • Intra-state conflict in increasingly common • Cyclical nature of conflict – fragility may matter as much/ more than violence • Conflict exacerbates the development gap – focus on human capital (beyond poverty) WB’s Explicit focus on FCV countries for global poverty reduction (WDR 2011)
  3. 3. Challenges of operating in FCV environments 3 Safety Limited Reach (Ghorpade, forthcoming) Unclear Governance Structures (Justino and Stojetz, 2018) Exacerbated Elite Capture Diversion/ Corruption Creating further conflict? (Beath et al., 2017; Crost and Johnston, 2014; Nunn and Qian, 2014; Nielsen et al., 2011; Justino, 2011; Berman et al., 2009; Beath et al., 2012; Sexton 2016) Sustainability (?)
  4. 4. The Yemen Emergency Crisis Response Project 4 Multi-sectoral, development-focused Emergency project During ongoing conflict Partnership – with national institutions and humanitarian agencies Impressive results in a challenging setting: • 1.4 million households receive targeted unconditional CT • ~ 300,000 women and children benefit from nutrition support and services • ~ 350,000 beneficiaries of short term wage employment • 3.4 million in/direct beneficiaries of key services Main project + 4R of Additional Financing (~ US$ 850 Mn)
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  6. 6. Advantages of the ECRP model and Partnership with SFD 6 Capacity Alliance-building / Partnership Presence True and Perceived Neutrality Autonomy Innovation and Adaptability Navigating local Terrain Stake – pre, as well as post-conflict
  7. 7. Advantages of the ECRP model and Partnership with SFD 7 Capacity Alliance-building / Partnership Presence True and Perceived Neutrality Autonomy Innovation and Adaptability Navigating local Terrain Stake – pre, as well as post-conflict
  8. 8. Continuing Constraints 8 • WB presence in-country • Reliance on TPM, innovative monitoring using social media, geo-tagging • Dynamic conflict • Uncertain planning horizon • Need for flexibility • Weak evidence base due to limited data availability • Cash for Nutrition IE an exception, extremely useful for informing scale-up and future design parameters
  9. 9. Thank you! http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/socialprotectionandjobs World Bank Group Social Protection and Labor Global Practice 1818 H Street NW Washington DC 20433 USA

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