The Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) comprises 10 Member States (AMS) with very diverse economies: two are high income (Brunei Darussalam and Singapore), two are upper-middle income (Malaysia and Thailand), and the remaining six are lower-middle income (Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR
This research focuses on the specific role of social assistance data and broader information systems and capabilities. In particular, it looks at their potential role in identifying beneficiaries and delivering benefits to them in the aftermath of a shock.
In response to the effects of super typhoon Yolanda, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) implemented an unconditional cash transfer (UCT) program that provided emergency relief to ten thousand vulnerable families in Tacloban City and neighboring areas.
During the first phase of the assignment, the core team focused on: collecting relevant materials, policies, guidance, tools and instruments developed by the EC and other international actors; consulting with other actors and exploring options for strategic collaborations; providing an initial fr