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Thank you so much Joan. Do you have programs in other areas of the country?

Yes of course, please do reach out if you have more questions. I would also suggest the CaLP resources available, if you haven't seen them yet, for unconditional and conditional cash transfers. They can be of great use and practical guidance and at the very least a stepping stone to formulating your own interventions.

Hi there Kathleen,

For this current project, we haven't chosen anyone yet. For previous War Child Canada projects using cash-for-work or unconditional cash, it's a sensitive activity on selection of beneficiaries and one that we always make sure to be transparent with the groups of people we work with. We often use community leaders as a guide for selecting beneficiaries, however we don't take their word as final, often we apply our own vulnerability criteria which is agreed upon with the stakeholders and verify each household before registering them for cash transfers or business support. We don't want to fall into the trap of relying too heavily on persons of influence in a community, especially in a context such as a PoC site with very complicated relationships between persons. In most cases, we have witnessed in the past, most community members welcome the cash transfers and often we have witnessed one household sharing with others who do not receive the transfer. Market actors are often also quite happy because it means more money flowing in and out of their businesses and through the community. There is always the challenge of not meeting 100% coverage of a community, however this is the reality in every cash project regardless of size, so I think it's just a matter of transparency at the beginning of the project and outlining the objectives and scope of the project with everyone to avoid these issues arising later on.