5.3 Good practice case study

During the Tsunami response in India, the Family Card Token design (illustrated below) proved very effective for tracking distributions of various kits to individual households, promoting transparency in terms of confirming exactly what items were provided to each household within a given community (acting as a physical receipt provided to each recipient) and assisting in identifying instances of unanticipated exclusion to targeted beneficiaries.

The Family Card design also facilitated the potential to undertake and track multiple distributions on different days with a single card. Allowing recipient households to keep their cards also promoted transparency between households, as everyone knows who received what; and reminded recipients of what items were actually received at a later date.

For more detail see Annex 19.10 CARE India sample family ration card.