Cash Working Groups
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.
Americas Cash Working Groups
Countries with an asterisk* currently do not have an established Cash Working Group, however a CVA focal point is listed.
Asia Cash Working Groups
East and Southern Africa Cash Working Groups
Middle East and North Africa Cash Working Groups
West and Central Africa Cash Working Groups
Global Cash Working Group
The Global Cash Working Group (GCWG) is a platform for actors to collaborate and address key issues related to cash and voucher assistance (CVA). The GCWG seeks to link global cash initiatives and...
Cash, Care, Prevention and Adherence for Adolescents: Latest evidence from southern Africa
This presentation looks at cash, care, prevention and adherence for adolescents using the National Longitudinal study of Adolescents in Southern Africa.
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...
Strengthening Markets in Crisis
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...
Humanitarian Cash Transfers and the Private Sector
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...
Operationalizing Emergency MPCA: Learning from the Ramadi displacement, May to July 2015
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...
A Review of Evidence of Humanitarian Cash Transfer Programming in Urban Areas: Annexes
Annexes to accompany the working paper ‘A review of evidence
of humanitarian cash transfer programming in urban areas”
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
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...
A case for cash: crisis and disaster-affected populations’ perspective
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...
The Effectiveness and Efficiency of Cash-based Approaches in Emergencies: A Systematic Review (Background and Objectives)
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...
Assistance monétaire multisectorielle pour les réfugiés syriens et les communautés d’accueil au Liban : Programme d’IRC
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...