|Commodity Distribution, A Practical Guide for Field Staff (United Nations High Commission for Refugee, 1997, 77 p.)|
|VI. SPECIAL ISSUES|
Avoid payment in kind to distribution staff. This might seem like a simple and cost effective method but may in fact complicate the distribution procedure. It can be difficult to check if commodities in the possession of distribution staff are legitimate payments or pilferage. In situations of short supply, giving commodities to distribution staff in payment rather than to vulnerable people, would be inappropriate.