In March 2017, Madagascar was badly affected by Cyclone Enawo. The cyclone caused flooding across the country including in the capital Antananarivo. More than 400,000 people were affected in eight regions, with 80,000 people displaced. As part of the response, Danish Red Cross supported Madagascar Red Cross Society to provide unconditional cash grants to cover the basic needs of people living in informal settlements in Antananarivo. The project was funded by the European Union Dinika project.

This case study documents how community engagement and accountability approaches were integrated into the emergency phase of a pilot cash-based intervention programme in Madagascar’s capital Antananarivo in 2017, and the benefits this had for the program.

The case study documents six best practice examples of how community engagement and accountability can be integrated within CBI to enhance quality, impact and community acceptance.


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National Societies
Malagasy Red Cross Society
Community engagement, Hurricane/Cyclone
Document type
Case study