IIRR is committed to scaling up its current cash transfer program in Asia and Africa, providing immediate relief to those in the areas we work in. As this program multiplies it can create rippling, long-lasting effects in the community as a whole.
It is often said that individuals know how best to allocate their own resources in their own communities. In the last several years, cash transfers have been implemented as key elements of poverty reduction and social protection strategies. According to the Overseas Development Institute, there exists an overwhelming amount of evidence that cash transfers are associated with reductions in monetary poverty and increases in financial inclusion and gender equality.