GRADUATE STUDENTS: THE FUTURE OF CASH BASED ASSISTANCE

WHO ARE YOU?

You are data literate, bright and creative master student with a hands-on mentality and technical skills that will become an important part of our team.

As a graduate student, you will be part of the 121 project that is working on the development of a digital system that facilitates an the future of cash based assistance. Your research will be part of the design process and will therefore directly impact the final product and implementation.

We see you as a colleague and will partake in team meetings and design sessions. We will work closely together and your opinion will matter. We therefore ask you to be able to come to our office in the Hague at least 3 days a week.


PROJECT DESCRIPTION: 121 THE FUTURE OF CASH BASED ASSISTANCE
A people centric and collaborative future for humanitarian aid through cash

The widening gap between needs and capacity shows a clear demand for reallocating cost solutions in the humanitarian sector. For this reason, the humanitarian world is undergoing a transformation in the way that aid is delivered. Cash Based Assistance (CBA) is increasingly used instead of – or in combination with – traditional means of providing in-kind assistance to those in need. 510 is researching the potential of a digital system to improve current Cash Based Assistance programs.

We believe that in a digitally networked society, humanitarian aid can be more people-centric, more localized, more collaborative, faster and more cost-effective. That is why we aim to develop a system that facilitates optimized and responsible aid delivery through digital networks: from human to human.

This system can be used to transfer money faster to those affected in a disaster area. With this money, people affected can purchase necessities like food, water and other relief goods. This offers a more efficient and dignified way of delivering aid, empowers people in need and fosters local economies.


TOPICS YOU COULD BE RESEARCHING.

Below you find a selection of the research topics for master theses and graduate internships that are currently available. Please indicate what specific question(s) you want to work on in your application.

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