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WFP Cash-Based Transfers: Empowering People, Markets & Governments - 2020

Author: WFP
In some contexts where WFP works, food and services are available locally but people lack the financial resources to purchase them. A cash-based transfer is money given to vulnerable people who can use it to buy what they most need in their local markets. In 2019, WFP transferred a record-high US$2.1 billion of purchasing power to almost 28 million people in 64 countries - up from US$10 million in 10 countries in 2009.