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Maximizing the Value of “Cash for Work”: Lessons from a Niger land recuperation project, CRS EARLI

Organizational Authors: 
Catholic Relief Services
Year Published: 
2012

This resource, from Catholic Relief Services, describes the 20 best practices distilled from a recent Real Time Evaluation of the cash for work program Emergency Agricultural Recovery of Livelihoods Initiative (EARLI). In this food security and land recuperation project vulnerable households in two towns in Niger were paid to dig half-moons that reduce erosion, regenerate natural vegetation and recuperate degraded land. The project is a response to the complex emergency in the Sahel that was triggered by shortages in the 2011 harvest, but caused by a much longer-term cycle of perpetual crises and shocks.

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