Kanika Jha Kingra

Designation: Senior Policy and Advocacy Manager, IWWAGE
Kanika is responsible for developing and implementing the advocacy strategy for the Initiative for What Works to Advance Women and Girls in the Economy (IWWAGE) to promote evidence-informed decision making on women’s economic empowerment. Prior to this, she was Evidence impact manager at 3ie.

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Evidence impact: Research showed unconditional cash transfers work. Now they're everywhere

Across the world, governments used cash transfers, including unconditional transfers, to shield vulnerable people from the economic hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of December 2020, cash transfer schemes made up more than a third of the estimated 1400 social protection responses to the pandemic across 215 countries and territories.

Using evidence to rebuild lives

International humanitarian assistance reached a record high in 2014, with global contributions totalling US$24.5 billion,almost a 19 per cent increase since 2013.However, this isn’t good news for the sector as the demand for humanitarian assistance continues to outstrip supply. Humanitarian financing is now fraught with new challenges as the nature and number of emergencies that come under the realm of humanitarian action is constantly changing.