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close this bookCARE Food Manual (CARE , 1998, 355 p.)
close this folderChapter 11 - Food Distribution To Sites
close this folderIV. Registering Beneficiaries
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View the documentA. Functions and Responsibilities
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Open this folder and view contentsC. Controlling Abuses of the Registration System
View the documentD. Special Circumstances During Emergencies
Open this folder and view contentsE. Recipient Status Reports - Monthly
View the documentF. Recipient Status Reports - Quarterly

A. Functions and Responsibilities

A beneficiary registration system has six basic functions:

· Determine who is eligible for assistance
· Identify beneficiaries in a reliable and repeatable way
· Insure that eligible beneficiaries only receive one ration
· Identify duplicate registrations in an existing registered population
· Provide a method of planning for anticipated resource requirements
· Provide information for donor reports.

CARE’s responsibilities in the registration process vary depending on agreements with its counterparts and on project objectives. For example, the counterpart may already provide beneficiary lists and have an established registration system. In these cases CARE is responsible only for monitoring and training. In other situations, CARE may be fully responsible for targeting, registering, distributing, and monitoring end-use activities.

Whether CARE is directly or indirectly involved in the physical registration of participants, a poorly functioning registration system can result in large-scale misappropriation of food.