Institute for Global Health


REFANI: Research on Cash and Voucher Transfers in Nutritional Emergencies


Project Summary

The Consortium for Research on Food Assistance for Nutritional Impact (REFANI) was an international, 3-year, £3.2 million research project funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) and ECHO. The REFANI project examined the nutritional impact and cost-effectiveness of cash and/or voucher-based food assistance interventions.  The aim was to create new evidence to inform decisions on the prevention of acute malnutrition in emergencies.

The results from the three cluster trials implemented by the consortium are described and compared in the Synthesis Report below.  For those wanting a quicker read the shorter Summary Report is also available.

Links to other research

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