Case Studies: 0-C
Here you can find a variety of case studies on the subject of innovation.
Some of these are written by us, and others by collaborators and colleagues. To discuss any of these studies further please do get in touch via our contact page.
Cash programming in humanitarian innovation
Food aid is an important part of any relief operation. But until comparatively recently the main approach was to buy, ship and deliver food to affected people. An innovation – giving people cash directly so they could procure food and other things for their urgent needs – was first tried in 1985 but took twenty years to diffuse to the mainstream. This case looks at the history of this pattern of adoption and diffusion. This case comes from a wider report looking at the Humanitarian Innovation Ecosystem - for more on this see here.