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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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CVA, the Environment, and Climate Change in Humanitarian Response

Webinar recording

Listen to the webinar recording here The global impacts of climate change and environmental degradation are real and pose a huge immediate and long-term threat. Multiple ongoing and complex crises underline the fact that climate change is, and will likely remain, the main challenge confronting the...

13 July 2021

CVA, the Environment, and Climate Change in Humanitarian Response

Webinar

Listen to the webinar recording here The global impacts of climate change and environmental degradation are real and pose a huge immediate and long-term threat.  Multiple ongoing and complex crises underline the fact that climate change is, and will likely remain, the main challenge confronting the...

13 July 2021 / English

Feasibility Study on Cash and Voucher Assistance Programming for the IDPs and Host Communities in Afar, Amahara, Benshangul Gumuz and Tigray Region

Guidelines and Tools

This document reveals the outcome of a feasibility study on Cash and Voucher Assistance Programming targeted for the IDPs and the host communities in Afar, Amhara, Benshangul Gumuz and Tigray. The study evaluated various factors including markets, financial service providers, political acceptance and Plan...

10 July 2021

Juliet Lang

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Hélène Pasquier

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Hélène Pasquier is the Head of Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL) department of Action Against Hunger based in Madrid Headquarters. She leads the strategy and work of the organization in the technical areas of FSL and Cash & Voucher Assistance (CVA), mainly in Latin America, Middle East and West Africa....

World Food Programme Strategy for Support to Social Protection

Policy paper

In July 2021 WFP launched its Strategy for Support to Social Protection. It explains how WFP will contribute to the development of high quality national social protection systems and programmes in contexts of food insecurity, as a complement to its work responding directly to food security-related...

1 July 2021

SPACE Overcoming barriers to coordinating across social protection and humanitarian assistance – building on promising practices

Policy paper

The importance of strong coordination between actors preparing, designing and implementing shock responses is well accepted. This has been highlighted specifically concerning shock responsive social protection (SRSP) as well as linking humanitarian action and social protection (HA-SP). However, despite...

30 June 2021

SHARE SPACE Do child grants lead to increased pregnancies? An evidence view from Asia and the Pacific

Policy paper

Despite strong evidence showing that broad-based cash transfers targeting pregnant women and young children reduce poverty, improve health, nutrition and education and increase economic growth, concerns are often raised among policymakers that these payments may increase incentives to have children, in...

30 June 2021

The Receipt

Report

Save the Children Australia: Pacific Cash Preparedness and Response Program

30 June 2021

SPACE Deciding when and how to link humanitarian assistance and social protection: guidance and tools for response analysis

Policy paper

This short paper presents two complementary ‘Tools’ to guide thinking and decisionmaking on humanitarian programme design, providing the basis for conducting a comprehensive response analysis to inform decisions on linking HA-SP. These can be used to determine the likely feasibility and...

30 June 2021