La tecnología digital está transformando la manera en que respondemos a las emergencias. Las innovaciones abarcan desde cómo identificar a las personas elegibles para recibir asistencia, hasta la recopilación de datos para evaluaciones y monitoreo, así como la comunicación con las comunidades afectadas por situaciones de crisis. Los sistemas de pago digital, incluidos los dispositivos móviles, cupones electrónicos y tarjetas (cuando se utilizan apropiadamente) pueden proporcionar asistencia más oportuna, más segura, más eficaz en relación al costo, y más inclusiva. Sin embargo, a medida que el volumen de los datos personales que recogemos, almacenamos y compartimos sobre la gente crece, debemos garantizar que nuestros sistemas de protección de datos se mantienen al día, y que comprendemos y mitigamos los riesgos inherentes a las nuevas tecnologías.
Cash Transfers in Pandemic Times
This paper by Ugo Gentilini, brings together trends, evidence and practices generated over the course of the pandemic. The focus revolves primarily around social assistance in general and cash transfers in particular, with both anchored to the broader remit of social protection. The objective is to give a...
Global Cash Working Group Meeting – June 2022
Slides from the Global Cash Working Group meeting on 29 June 2022. The agenda topics include: 1) Adapting CVA to the ‘Ukraine effect’, including experiences from Afghanistan; and 2) An update from the Cash Advisory Group, including next steps in terms of transition planning.
Digital Feast and Famine: Digital Technologies and Humanitarian Law in Food Security, Starvation and Famine Risk
This working paper presents the findings of a brief exploratory study into the role of digital technologies in International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and its implications for starvation and famine risk. It is a work in progress, intended to raise issues rather than reach definitive conclusions (given the...
Rapid Market Assessment in Warsaw
Civilians in Ukraine continue to suffer the devastating consequences of the violence by the Russian invasion. Data indicated that at humanitarian corridors for civilians, artillery and missile strikes have continued and are increasingly targeting civilian infrastructure, leading to over 3.7 million...
The Use of Cash Assistance in DEC’s Coronavirus Appeal: Key Learning, Best Practices and Recommendations
The purpose of this report is to provide insight into the learnings, future improvements and best practices in cash programming. The 2020 DEC Coronavirus Appeal was analysed to determine the opportunities for collective learning about cash programming. The countries investigated include, Afghanistan,...
Rapid Market Assessment at Romanian border crossings
As the Russian invasion in Ukraine enters its fourth week, civilians continue to suffer the devastating consequences of the violence. According to the latest figures, about half a million (500,747 up to March 21st) fled through just Romania, with registered between 800 and 2,000 arrivals per day, on each...
DG ECHO Thematic Policy Document on Cash Transfers
DG ECHO released its Thematic Policy document on Cash Transfers in March 2022. The document provides guidance primarily to DG ECHO’s partners and staff, but also to the wider cash community with the objective of collectively enhancing the quality and efficiency of cash programmes and of humanitarian...
Economic Resilience «On-the-Move» – New Tools to leverage local markets for basic needs through conflict-sensitive approaches
Guidelines and Tools
See the publication here A special look at Cash and Local Markets for Social Cohesion Local market actors affected by (natural) disasters, pandemic lockdowns with movement restrictions and income loss – generally in Fragile Contexts – play a critical role in contributing towards communities’ basic...
Financial Services In The Uganda Refugee Response – An Assessment Of Users’ Perspectives
This assessment of user experiences and perspectives on digital financial services and assistance mechanisms aims to inform actors in Uganda’s humanitarian response and other stakeholders. The data collected is representative at the settlement level for refugees and at district level for refugee hosting...
Uganda Refugee Response Cash And Voucher Assistance (CVA) User Perspectives – Research Brief
This brief presents the summarised findings of the study on Financial Services and Humanitarian Mechanisms in the Uganda Refugee Response: An Assessment of User Perspectives in Uganda.
The assessment intends to inform actors and key stakeholders in Uganda’s refugee response about peoples’ existing...