The Donor Cash Forum
The Donor Cash Forum, established in 2019, is a space for donors to discuss and advance shared positions on key themes affecting cash transfers. The DCF emerged from the Good Humanitarian Donorship initiative and is currently comprised of representatives from Canada, Denmark, DG ECHO, Finland, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the US (BHA and BPRM).
To date, the DCF has developed shared positions on humanitarian cash transfers, cash in the COVID-19 response, strategic cash coordination, and Good Practice Review on Cash Assistance in Contexts of High Inflation and Depreciation. The DCF has also actively supported donor cash coordination at country level in Nigeria, Somalia, Ethiopia and Ukraine. This page provides information on the latest DCF policies regarding cash transfers.
The Donor Cash Forum is an informal body to discuss and advance shared positions on key themes linked to cash transfers. In 2022, the priority areas of work include data inter-operability.
Who should join
The DCF membership is contingent on signing up to the principles in the Joint Donor Statement on humanitarian cash transfers.
How to join
If you are a donor cash focal point who has signed or is interested in signing the Joint Donor Statement on Humanitarian Cash Transfers, please contact the co-chairs using the contact details below.
John Lamm, USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, email@example.com
Laura Meissner, USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (Univ. of Arizona), firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellen Lee, U.S. State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, LeeEK3@state.gov.
Joint Donor Statement on Humanitarian Cash Transfers
Guidelines and Tools
As part of continuing efforts to strengthen donor coordination on cash, a group of senior officials from major donor agencies (EU/DG ECHO, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom...
Cash Assistance in Contexts of High Inflation and Depreciation
The challenge of inflation and currency depreciation in the context of humanitarian cash and voucher assistance is growing. The need to document existing practice has been underscored by COVID-19,...
Donor Cash Forum Statement and Guiding Principles on Interoperability of Data Systems in Humanitarian Cash Programming
The DCF’s ten guiding principles on data interoperability in cash programming are relevant across the spectrum of sector and sub-sector programming along the Humanitarian- Development-Peace...