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
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...
Vouchers for Essential Items and GBV Prevention and Response: Palestine
The COVID-19 pandemic increased the risk of gender-based violence (GBV) for women and girls in Palestine. Women reported to UNFPA that diminished economic opportunities and financial stress significantly contributed to this increased risk. In response, UNFPA provided vouchers to respond to the urgent...
Cash Assistance for Female Sex Workers during the COVID-19 pandemic: Indonesia
The COVID-19 pandemic heavily impacted sex workers in Indonesia: their incomes decreased dramatically, they encountered greater difficulty accessing healthcare, and many of them could not access the government cash assistance that was set up to help Indonesians during the pandemic. This CVA pilot provided...
Vouchers for Fresh Food and Uptake of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services for Pregnant Women: Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh
UNFPA found that facility-based deliveries by women in refugee camps in Cox’s Bazaar were low (35%), which is linked to increased maternal mortality. In addition, undernourishment among pregnant women in this community increased their risk of poor pregnancy outcomes such as obstructed labor and...
Cash Working Groups
A directory of cash working groups from around the globe organised by region.
Changing the mindset – turning the theory into practice: Incorporating gender-sensitivity into linked humanitarian cash and social protection interventions
This is one of a series of webinars organised by the Grand Bargain Cash Sub Group, co-led by IFRC, UNICEF and FCDO to engage humanitarian actors with social protection by exploring the linkages between the two agendas and the design and implementation of Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA).
Disability Inclusive Cash Assistance: Learnings from Practice in Humanitarian Response”
Guidelines and Tools
This case study collection describes lessons learned from seven inclusive humanitarian cash transfer projects implemented from 2015 – 2020 in Niger, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Philippines, and Indonesia, and five ongoing projects from the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic responses. This good practice...
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