Most M&E challenges, such as a lack of sufficient investment and capacities, are not specific to CVA. But those that are relate primarily to monitoring outcomes for unrestricted transfers. The flexibility of cash transfers can make it difficult to determine appropriate outcome indicators, as they may involve a combination of sector-specific and cross-cutting indicators. At the same time, there are limitations on gathering accurate data on how cash transfers are spent.
Grand Bargain signatories have committed to ensuring relevant M&E mechanisms are in place for cash, and increasing understanding of the costs, benefits, impacts and risks of cash relative to other modalities. Building on this, the GB cash workstream has action points including the development of common outcome indicators for multipurpose cash, and metrics for analysing value for money. Systematic value for money analysis has been limited by factors including a lack of agreed upon approaches, the need for quality outcome data, and the intensive nature of the analysis.
As part of the Grand Bargain cash commitments, CaLP has co-led (with USAID and CRS) the development of Multipurpose Cash Outcome Indicators.The draft for testing is currently available in English, French and Spanish via the CaLP library.
Multipurpose Cash Outcome Indicators – Final Draft for Testing
Guidelines and Tools
Multipurpose Cash Outcome Indicators – Final Draft for Testing Multipurpose cash (MPC) is a type of assistance intended to enable people to meet their basic needs through local markets as they...
Monitoring 4 CTP: Monitoring Guidance for CTP in Emergencies
Guidelines and Tools
This guidance provides a central resource to promote a common understanding of the most important monitoring considerations for humanitarian projects using cash transfer programming (CTP). The...
Cost-Efficiency Analysis of Basic Needs Programs: Best Practice Guidance for Humanitarian Agencies
Guidelines and Tools
The Efficiency, Effectiveness and Value for Money Sub-Workstream is pleased to share the final output on Cost-Efficiency Analysis of Basic Needs Programs: Best Practice Guidance for Humanitarian...
CaLP Board meeting
CaLP Board meeting – quarterly
Market-Based Approaches for National WASH Cluster Response Plans: (In English, Arabic and Portuguese).
This webinar is aimed for humanitarian practitioners working in Myanmar, Sudan, Libya, OPT, Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Mozambique.
Good Practice Review on Cash Assistance in Contexts of High Inflation Launch Webinar
Market-Based Approaches for National WASH Cluster Response Plans: (In English and Spanish).
This webinar is aimed for humanitarian practitioners working in Ecuador, Venezuela, Columbia, Honduras and Haiti.
Market-Based Approaches for National WASH Cluster Response Plans (in French)
This webinar is aimed for humanitarian practitioners working in Central African Republic, Mali, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Madagascar, Chad and Niger.
CaLP Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Quarterly Meeting
This is the regular quarterly meeting for CaLP’s Technical Advisory Group.
Launch of GSMA mobile money enabled cash aid delivery courses
These GSMA online courses, hosted by Digital Frontiers Institute, have been designed for participants to understand how mobile money enabled CVA works in practice, and what is needed to ensure effective operations work to the benefit of recipients, mobile money providers and aid implementers.
Moving the dial on participation via CVA
In search of ideas to improve participation? Here are four positive approaches drawn from a variety of Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) programmes.
Cash Hub Webinar 23: Protection Gender and Inclusion and CVA
Considering Protection, Gender and Inclusion when delivering Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) is essential to supporting the most vulnerable in an appropriate way and avoiding harm. Zambia Red Cross and Zimbabwe Red Cross will share activities and learning in relation to PGI and their CVA responses, and...
Being on the receiving end: Why vouchers lack dignity and are bad value
Innocent Tshilombo, who spent 10 years at Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, describes how attaching conditions to cash and voucher assistance can seriously impact its effectiveness.