Transforming Cash Transfers Symposium
Transformation and accountability – the contribution of cash transfers to wellbeing and social justice
16th - 17th October 2013
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.
Panel 1: Psycho-social effects of participation in social protection programmes
Panel 2: Effects of CT participation on community interactions and dynamics
Panel 3: Citizen views of CT programme governance and accountability
Debate: Methodological insights for policy and programming
PICS Festival 2013
Saturday 8th June 2013 - 12.00 - 18.00
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
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
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
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.