World Vision International
publication • Thursday, June 29th 2017

Feasibility of Multi-purpose Cash Transfers in N’Guigmi, Niger

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This assessment was conducted by World Vision’s Emergency Program in the Lake Chad Basin.

The objective was to: 1) Do a comprehensive needs assessment of the affected populations in the area, 2) Specify the amount of the minimum expenditure basket 3) Evaluate the market capacity and feasibility of multi-purpose Cash interventions. The evaluation was conducted in 7 sites, 6 out of them in the District of N’Guigmi (Niger) have little to no experience thus far with the use of Multi-Purpose Cash Transfers (MPC).

The assessment confirmed the basic food and Non Food Items needs of displaced vulnerable populations in N’Guigmi and calculated the minimum expenditure basket. The market analysis has shown weak signals on i) The ability of markets to absorb increased demand, and ii) the lack of integration of these markets with other markets in the region of Diffa.

Special attention is recommended if organizations wish to invest in large-scale MPC in N'Guigmi, and thorough risk assessments are recommended to avoid potential negative impacts.