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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.


Evaluation of the Kenya Hunger Safety Net Programme Phase 2: Drought Emergency Scale-up Payments Process Review – Final report


This report presents findings from the process review of the Hunger and Safety Net Programme (HSNP) drought emergency scale-up payments, commissioned under the independent evaluation of the HSNP. The review provides an independent account of stakeholders’ experiences in the implementation of the first...


Using Cash for Shelter: Cash Transfer for Transitional Shelter


An earthquake measuring 7.6 magnitude struck near the coast of West Sumatra, Indonesia, on September 30, 2009, affecting over 1.25 million people. Catholic Relief Services conducted rapid needs assessments in October 2009, identifying shelter as the most urgent need. Over 80 percent of the houses in some...


Data Protection Case Study: Nigeria


In March 2016, the Electronic Cash Transfer Learning Action Network (ELAN) brought together Mercy Corps’ and Catholic Relief Services’ Nigeria teams to discuss data protection in their electronic voucher programs and overall operations. Because data protection relies so heaviliy on context (e.g.,...


Logement: permettre aux marches de fonctionner


Ce document d’orientation décrit l’évolution du rôle de la Banque mondiale dans le secteur du logement et propose un nouveau programme de politiques du logement et de réformes institutionnelles pour les pays en développement. Il expose les raisons justifiant l’élaboration de nouvelles...

Geneva Cash Working Group Meeting Thursday, 17 December 2015 – Draft minutes


Geneva Cash Working Group Meeting Thursday, 17 December 2015 – DRAFT MINUTES

December 2015

Partnering for success: What works in e-cash programs?

Blog Post

As the CALP Network readers know, cash transfer programming is growing in use in a variety of locations and situations. After years of using cash transfers, humanitarians are increasingly interested in taking advantage of electronic delivery mechanisms to offer program participants additional choice,...

20 November 2015

Notas de orientación sobre transferencias monetarias y medios de vida- América Latina

Guía y herramientas

En la región de América Latina y del Caribe (LAC) se han implementado varios programas que utilizan las transferencias monetarias, por lo general, condicionada. En contextos humanitarios se están usando cada vez más transferencias monetarias, sobre todo en el ámbito de la seguridad alimentaria y en...

November 2015

IOM Cash-Based Transfer – Update and Case Studies


Cash-based transfers have a long history in the support of people on the move. Cash or vouchers have been an element of the International Organization for Migration’s resettlement support for people moving to new countries, or returning to countries they had to leave. Increasingly over the last decade,...

November 2015

Notes d’orientation: les transferts monétaires dans les programmes de moyens d’existence – Afrique de l’Ouest

Guides et outils

Suite aux débats sur le rôle des transferts monétaires dans le renforcement de la résilience, l’acceptation croissante des transferts monétaires comme outil intersectoriel s’est accompagnée d’une meilleure compréhension de l’approche et de son potentiel à briser le cycle de pauvreté. Au...

October 2015

Mise à l’échelle des transferts monétaires avec ECHO : principes communs d’utilisation des transferts monétaires à usages multiples

Blog Post

En juin 2015, le Conseil de l'Europe a adopté 10 principes communs pour l'aide monétaire à usages multiples. Si aujourd'hui les transferts monétaires ne représentent qu'une faible part de l'aide humanitaire, les principes communs ouvrent la voie à davantage d'activités de plaidoyer auprès des...

7 September 2015