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Humanitarian Cash Coordination

95 Organisations Sign Letter Calling for Strengthened Cash Coordination

News

Today a letter signed by 95 organisations was handed into the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) urging the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) to take a decision on the leadership and scope of cash coordination in the coming year.

CaLP Team 2019.

CALP is Growing…

News

An update from the CALP Network’s Director Karen Peachey 

A short history of cash and voucher assistance. CashCast episode 5.

Episode 5: A Short History of Cash and Voucher Assistance.

Podcast

In this 5th episode of CashCast we take a look back over the evolution of cash and voucher assistance (CVA) and then leap forward to explore where it’s going next. 

Ep. 4. How to link social protection and humanitarian CVA: What do we really know and where to start?

Podcast

In this episode of the CashCast, we explore how to Link Social Protection and Humanitarian Cash and Voucher Assistance.

Ep. 3. What does the future of financial assistance mean for your work today?

Podcast

In this episode of the CashCast we speak to Meg Sattler from Ground Truth Solutions, Lars Peter Nissen from ACAPS, and Jenny Caswell from GSMA about the changes we should be seeing today, to effectively meet the humanitarian needs of the future.

Podcast: Is informed consent possible in humanitarian CVA?

Podcast

Episode 2 of the CashCast tackles data responsibility with Amos Doornbos, Linda Raftree, James Eaton Lee and Ric Tighe

Podcast: Will risk aversion hold us back from realizing the potential of CVA?

Podcast

Episode 1 of the CashCast, exploring how attitudes to risk have impacted the use of CVA in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Major Humanitarian Donor Agencies Issue Joint Donor Statement on Cash

News

Senior officials from major donor agencies EU/DG ECHO, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America have released a 'Joint Donor Statement on Humanitarian Cash Transfers', identifying priority areas where donors can improve coordination by focusing on nine...

Key Donors Publish ‘Common Donor Approach to Humanitarian Cash Programming’ – Read the statement in full here

News

Donors from Australia, Canada, Denmark, EU/DG ECHO, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA set out a shared vision and principles which will guide their support for cash programming, a significant step towards stronger donor coordination.

New Common Cash System Announced by WFP, UNHCR, UNICEF and OCHA

News

On 5 December 2018 WFP, UNHCR, UNICEF and OCHA announced the launch of a joint system for the design, delivery and monitoring of cash assistance.