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Emergency cash transfers and women’s economic empowerment in post-earthquake Nepal

Zahrah Nesbitt-​Ahmed

Working paper, 32 pages

In April 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, killing almost 9,000 people, injuring more than 22,000, and leaving over half a million people homeless. The government, international and national aid agencies, and NGOs responded through in-kind assistance and cash transfers. As humanitarian cash-based programmes become an increasing focus in urban areas, this paper explores how they can influence gender equality and women’s economic empowerment by analysing the different experiences of the beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries of emergency cash transfer programmes in Kathmandu Valley.

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  • IIED code: 10851IIED
  • Published: Aug 2017 - IIED
  • Area: Nepal
  • Theme: Urban
  • ISBN: 978-1-78431-511-5
  • Language: English

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Urban areas are increasingly the sites of humanitarian crises, from natural disasters to conflict and displacement. Through a programme of research, documenting and learning from experience and development of tools and approaches, IIED is working to build the knowledge and capacity to respond of humanitarian actors working in urban areas, and of urban actors facing humanitarian crises.

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Urban Crises Learning Fund

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