Daoud Al Deek – Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Social Affairs, Palestinian Authority
Fiona Samuels – Research Fellow, Social Development Programme ODI
Jen Marshall – Head of Profession, Social Development, DFID
Armando Barrientos - Professor and Research Director at the Brooks World Poverty Institute
Maxine Molyneux - Director of the Institute of the Americas, University College London
Do cash transfer programmes effectively address issues of social exclusion, including on the basis of gender, age, ethnicity and disability? How could beneficiary involvement enhance the effective implementation of cash transfer programmes? How can programmes be made more transparent and implementers more accountable? Can these programmes create sustainable pathways out of poverty and destitution?
These and other questions will be explored in an ODI event which will present findings from Transforming Cash Transfers, a DFID-funded study that investigates beneficiary and community perspectives on unconditional cash transfer programmes in five countries - Kenya, Mozambique, the Occupied Palestinian Territories (both Gaza and West Bank), Uganda and Yemen.
This research has a strong focus on innovative participatory and qualitative approaches, including participatory photography in Mozambique and Kenya, the products of which will be shown in a week long photography exhibition in the OXO Gallery on the South Bank from the 24th April until 29th April 2013. Some of these photos will also be displayed at this event.