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Cash Working Groups

A directory of cash working groups from around the globe organised by region.

A Cash Working Group (or Basic Needs Working Group in some responses) is a forum which facilitates the coordination of cash and voucher assistance within a humanitarian response. Functions of Cash Working Groups (CWGs) can include coordinating on issues such as transfer values, targeting, delivery mechanisms, MEB development, and harmonizing tools and guidance.  CWGs might be established at both national and regional levels depending on the scope and scale of a response.

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Cash, Care, Prevention and Adherence for Adolescents: Latest evidence from southern Africa

Presentation

This presentation looks at cash, care, prevention and adherence for adolescents using the National Longitudinal study of Adolescents in Southern Africa.

2015

Rapid Humanitarian Assessment in Urban Settings

Guidelines and Tools

This Technical Brief is intended to be a starting point for improving coordinated needs assessments in urban areas, without which the humanitarian community will not be able to ensure the quality and accountability of urban response itself. It provides guidance on carrying out joint rapid assessments of...

2015

Strengthening Markets in Crisis

Presentation

All around the world, people depend on markets for their lives and livelihoods. But what happens to these markets when an emergency occurs? This video explains the concept behind cash, voucher and market assistance, which is rapidly becoming a modality of choice for humanitarian programmes engaged in...

2015

Humanitarian Cash Transfers and the Private Sector

Policy paper

The role of the private sector in humanitarian response is a somewhat divisive topic amongst international humanitarian agencies. This publication discusses the challenges and obstacles to a more effective engagement between the private sector and humanitarian actors as well as the potential role...

2015

Operationalizing Emergency MPCA: Learning from the Ramadi displacement, May to July 2015

Report

Iraq is an upper middle-income country with high literacy rates, sound infrastructure, functioning markets, and a comprehensive hawala network that covers all 18 governorates, making it a potentially appropriate context for cash transfer programs. Despite this apparent enabling environment, cash transfers...

2015

A Review of Evidence of Humanitarian Cash Transfer Programming in Urban Areas: Annexes

Report

Annexes to accompany the working paper ‘A review of evidence
of humanitarian cash transfer programming in urban areas”

2015

Cash Transfer Programming for Syrian Refugees: Lessons Learned on Vulnerability, Targeting, and Protection from the Danish Refugee Council’s E-Voucher Intervention in Southern Turkey

Report

DRC Turkey is currently implementing a two-year, DFID-funded project that aims to provide immediate support to and strengthen the coping mechanisms of vulnerable non-camp Syrian refugees in southern Turkey. The first phase of the project focused on identifying and providing monthly cash transfers (in the...

2015

A case for cash: crisis and disaster-affected populations’ perspective

Report

As the number, scale and duration of humanitarian crises increase, the provision of cash to affected people and communities presents a number of opportunities for more effective and efficient programming. The means by which such opportunities can be maximised is a source of ongoing debate involving a wide...

2015

The Effectiveness and Efficiency of Cash-based Approaches in Emergencies: A Systematic Review (Background and Objectives)

Report

This document provides the background, literature review, and objects of the review itself, which is available here. Cash-based approaches have been used for development purposes for a number of decades, particularly within social protection interventions in low- and middle-income countries. Over the...

2015

Assistance monétaire multisectorielle pour les réfugiés syriens et les communautés d’accueil au Liban : Programme d’IRC

Rapport

Il est de plus en plus reconnu au sein du secteur humanitaire que, en situation d’urgence, les transferts monétaires et les coupons (appelés communément transferts monétaires ou PTM,  programmes intégrant des transferts monétaires) peuvent être des outils appropriés et efficaces pour venir...

2015