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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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Concepts for Community Programmes (CCP)

Member

Concepts for Community Programmes is a national non-profit humanitarian and development organization dedicated to working with communities to reach their full potential. Founded in 2011, CCP works with rural and urban communities of Somalia promoting social cohesion and empowering communities to tackle...

Crown Agents Bank

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Data Protection Awareness Symposium: A collaborative Event with the Data Commissioner

Members event

In partnership with the Kenya Red Cross Society & the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner, we are inviting you for a Data Protection Symposium to raise awareness among humanitarian organizations and other actors on personal data protection principles as applied in humanitarian activities.

11 August 2021 / Online / English

Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA): A Step by Step Guidelines

Guidelines and Tools

The purpose of this guideline is to increase knowledge around CVA in applying the CVA approaches wherever appropriate, instead of referring to traditional in-kind assistance. It refers to the technical concept of CVA as well as to the operational management of CVA components. Trends and perspectives of...

5 August 2021

We Don’t Do a Lot for Them Specifically

Report

Cash based assistance is a large part of government and NGO responses to social protection needs during the COVID-19 crisis. But is this assistance reaching people with diverse SOGIESC (aka LGBTIQ+ people). There are clear needs, borne of systemic discrimination, including loss of informal sector work,...

August 2021

We Don’t Do a Lot for Them Specifically – Quick Guide

Report

August 2021

Digital CVA solutions: Using technology in Cash and Voucher Assistance

Guidelines and Tools

This document was prepared by Plan International by the Digital and Innovation Team in collaboration with the Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) Program Community of Practice. The document aims to provide a basic concept on different types of electronic payment systems, and the biometrics that are in...

23 July 2021

Core CVA Skills for programme staff

CaLP Online: Core CVA Skills for Programme Staff Course

Course

Do you aim to continually develop your professional skills around Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA)? CaLP's NEW online course will strengthen your CVA expertise and your ability to design and implement high-quality programming.

21 July 2021 / English / 3. Application

Refugee checking money received during a cash distribution

Screening recipients of humanitarian cash and voucher assistance: necessary precaution or wasted resources?

Blog Post

Is screening the recipients of humanitarian cash and voucher assistance an effective way to mitigate against the perceived diversion risk that cash represents? If yes, how? If not, why are conversations growing on the topic? In a recent report for Oxfam and Bond, Nina Newhouse & colleagues from the London...

14 July 2021

Plan International’s Commitment for Cash and Voucher Assistance

Policy paper

This paper explains Plan International’s approach to deal with Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) to benefit the country offices and national offices in raising funds for the cause and building collaborative relationships with peer agencies. It serves as a reference document for all the associates of...

13 July 2021