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CVA and Social Protection Part 2: Designing CVA that is Linked to Social Protection

This is the second part of a 2-part course on linking humanitarian CVA with Social Protection and takes around 3 hours to complete. This course involves an in-depth look at linking humanitarian CVA and Social Protection.

27 January 2020


You should also have completed the first part of this 2-part course, Introduction to linking humanitarian cash assistance and social protection.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • List the five suggested steps for designing cash-based humanitarian assistance that links to and utilises, or contributes to strengthening, social assistance systems in the country.
  • Describe each of the five steps for designing CVA.
  • Explain the activities that humanitarian actors need to conduct at each step, and how they differ compared to the usual actions of the emergency response cycle
  • Describe how the social assistance context influences the choice of how to link cash-based humanitarian assistance with social assistance.
  • Identify potential communication and co-ordination requirements across each step
  • Demonstrate ability to apply the steps in order to make appropriate decisions
  • Collaborate with appropriate partners at each step.


The course will take around 3 hours to complete and is available in English, French and Arabic.