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Update on the Implementation of WFP's Policy on Vouchers and Cash Transfers

This paper provides an update on implementation of the 2008 policy “Vouchers and Cash Transfers as Food Assistance Instruments: Opportunities and Challenges” (WFP/EB.2/2008/4-B). Since 2008, the portfolio of WFP cash transfer and voucher programmes has increased significantly, using various implementation modalities, technology and delivery mechanisms in different contexts. The programmes have been systematically based on assessments, informed by best practices and supported by analytical tools and implementation controls. This has ensured that WFP deployed the right tool, at the right time and at the right place