GiveDirectly recently launched a $19M project in the Kiryandongo refugee settlement in Uganda, saturating the entire settlement with cash transfers. 10,000 refugee households and 5,000 host community households will receive transfers. The project is the first-ever randomized evaluation of large cash transfers in a refugee context.
Our team has been testing facilitated cashout events in the settlement, offering a central, easy-to-reach withdrawal location for persons with specific needs (recipients designated by UNHCR as vulnerable households). Persons with specific needs are the first recipients to have been enrolled by GiveDirectly in the program.
On our second-ever cashout day in Kiryandongo, we interviewed Victoria Kumukyaya, a GiveDirectly field manager, about how cashout works in the settlement.