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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 transferscash 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. 



Co-chair contacts

John Lamm, USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance,  



Laura Meissner, USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (Univ. of Arizona),



Ellen Lee, U.S. State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration,