Author Archives for Nick van Praag

Can cash transfers unleash the participation revolution?

May 23, 2018 7:56 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Cash transfers and community participation are often twinned as the load bearing pillars of humanitarian reform. But is cash the powerful driver of participation it is cracked up to be? Progress towards the Participation Revolution, one of the goals of the Grand Bargain struck at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016, is still modest.

When humanitarian trust is lost

February 14, 2018 10:03 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The Oxfam scandal over allegations of sexual exploitation by its staff in Haiti demonstrates the importance of listening to how people hit by crisis view aid and those who provide it. But is the sector doing enough to allow truly independent feedback?