Transforming Cash Transfers Symposium

Transformation and accountability – the contribution of cash transfers to wellbeing and social justice

16th - 17th October 2013

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ODI’s recent symposium on Transformation and accountability examined the contribution of cash transfers to wellbeing and social justice over two days. Bringing together world-renowned experts in academia, policy and programming, the symposium debated the theoretical and practical policy and programming issues raised by involving extremely poor and vulnerable groups in efforts to promote greater voice and participation in design and implementation.  Chaired by ODI Director, Kevin Watkins, and the ODI Director of Research, Andrew Norton, the sessions were extremely well attended and the discussions rich and engaging.

Meeting transcript download

Presentations:

Opening session

Maxine Molyneux (UCL), Bénédicte de la Briere (World Bank)

Panel 1: Psycho-social effects of participation in social protection programmes

Nicola Jones (ODI), Fiona Samuels (ODI), Nora Groce (UCL)

Panel 2: Effects of CT participation on community interactions and dynamics

Sara Pavanello (ODI), Mercedes Gonzalez de la Rocha (CIESAS, Mexico)

Panel 3: Citizen views of CT programme governance and accountability

Nicola Jones (ODI), Natasha Borges Sugiyama (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

Debate: Methodological insights for policy and programming

Andy McKay (University of Sussex, UK), Hanna Alder (ODI), Paul Bukuluki (Makerere University, Uganda), Fatima Naqvi (DFID, Pakistan)

 

PICS Festival 2013

Saturday 8th June 2013 - 12.00 - 18.00

 
PICS Festival 2013

PICS Festival 2013

The PICS Festival 2013 is a one-day programme of exhibitions, workshops, talks and multimedia screenings on the theme of photography for social change.

The digital stories from Transforming Cash Transfers will be showcased as part of this exciting event.

For more info on this event please click here. 

 

 

Developing perspectives photography exhibition

Wednesday 24th April 2013 - Sunday 28th April 2013 - 11.00 - 18.00

Developing perspectives was an exhibition showcasing photographs and digital stories created by the beneficiaries of UK funded direct cash transfer programmes in Kenya and Mozambique. As part of the project Transforming Cash Transfers, participatory photography workshops were conducted to enable beneficiaries to share their lived experiences, giving a voice to often marginalised or disadvantaged individuals.

This free exhibition took place at the OXO Gallery on the South Bank from the 24th - 28th April 2013 from 11.00 - 18.00. To find out more, please click here.

 

 
 

Holding cash transfers to account

Thursday 25th April 2013 - 11.00 - 13.00

Women waiting in line to collect their cash transfer, Yemen. License: Creative commons liscense – some rights reserved Credit: EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (Flickr) Source:http://www.flickr.com/photos/69583224@N05/8073396516/

Women waiting in line to collect their cash transfer, Yemen.

License: Creative commons liscense – some rights reserved
Credit: EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (Flickr)
Source:http://www.flickr.com/photos/69583224@N05/8073396516/

Do cash transfer programmes effectively address issues of social exclusion, including on the basis of gender, age, ethnicity and disability?  How could beneficiary involvement enhance the effective implementation of cash transfer programmes? How can programmes be made more transparent and implementers more accountable? Can these programmes create sustainable pathways out of poverty and destitution?

These and other questions were explored in an ODI event to disseminate the findings of Transforming Cash Transfers.

To listen to a full recording of the event, or to download the event notes, please follow the link here.

 

Gender and social protection in the developing world: beyond mothers and safety nets

Wednesday 13th March

Dakar 2006, African women License: Free from rights photos. These photos may be downloaded and used for your various presentations (user rights for private and commercial purposes authorised) Credit: MAINDRU PHOTO Source: http://www.dakar.fr/2007/DAK/presentation/us/r4_4-telecharger.html
Dakar 2006, African women

License: Free from rights photos. These photos may be downloaded and used for your various presentations (user rights for private and commercial purposes authorised)
Credit: MAINDRU PHOTO
Source: http://www.dakar.fr/2007/DAK/presentation/us/r4_4-telecharger.html

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2013, Rebecca Holmes and Nicola Jones draw on the findings from their book Gender and Social Protection in the Developing World: Beyond Mothers and Safety Nets to illustrate the progress made in the social protection sector in incorporating objectives of voice and agency.

 

OxFid 2013 :Helping or hurting: aid in the 21st century

Sunday 10th February  2013

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ODI's Hanna Alder spoke at the Oxford Forum for International Development to share findings from the Transforming Cash Transfers project and discuss how participatory photography methods can be used to amplify and empower marginalised voices in development research.