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Are there gendered impacts to multi-purpose cash transfers intended to build resilience? – Brief (Arabic)
The brief from the full report “The Gendered Dimension of Multi-Purpose Cash Supporting Disaster Resilience” in Arabic. This brief is extracting the specific gendered findings from a study on the impact of an EU funded project that used a “Cash Plus” approach, combining ten monthly multi-purpose...
Feedback Channels in Cash and Voucher Assistance: How to Apply Best Practices to CVA
Guidelines and Tools
Accountability is at the core of effective humanitarian programming, and it is our duty to ensure that all programs – including those that use CVA to meet outcomes – are responsive to the clients we serve. While CVA is not inherently more risky than other forms of assistance, there are specific...
The Digital Lives of Refugees: How displaced populations use mobile phones and what gets in the way
GSMA in partnership with UNHCR conducted quantitative surveys and qualitative research to understand the ways in which refugees are using mobile phones in order to help guide digital interventions by humanitarian organisations and mobile network operators. The research identifies key trends, statistics,...
Reflections and recommendations from evaluations of the 2017 CVA Somalia Drought Response
Improving our response to drought to avert crises through the use of cash and voucher assistance requires us to build on experience. This paper pulls together reflections and recommendations from a review of eight evaluation reports, reviews and studies that were conducted during or after the 2017 drought...
Cash Assistance and the Prevention, Mitigation and Response to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
The study Cash Assistance and the Prevention, Mitigation and Response to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) is based on comprehensive research in Lebanon, Ecuador and Morocco. It provides learning and recommendations when using cash assistance in the prevention, mitigation and response to SGBV. The...
Global Cash Policy Network Call: the UN Common Cash System
On 5 December, Principals of UNICEF, UNHCR, WFP and OCHA announced the launch of a joint system for the design, delivery and monitoring of cash assistance. This is a welcome step towards improved collaboration between United Nations agencies, with the potential to increase the effectiveness, efficiency...
Cash for Shelter in Kenya – A Field Experience
A study of a cash for shelter project in Kalobeyei that highlights how UNHCR uses cash assistance to help the refugees to transition to more durable solutions, in this case, integration with the host community. The project presents a paradigm shift from the traditional refugee camp planning process.
It’s humanitarian planning season! Ten tips for strengthening the inclusion of cash assistance as part of the HRP process
It’s November and humanitarian planning season is in full swing. To its advocates, the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) and Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) process is a critical opportunity to collectively allocate resources and capacities to meet the most urgent humanitarian needs in a given context....
How Cash and Food Transfers and Asset Creation Can Contribute to Women’s Empowerment: Learning from Niger, Kenya and Zimbabwe
From ‘Collected Papers on Gender and Cash Transfer Programmes in Humanitarian Contexts’. Existing gender inequalities mean that disasters and conflicts impact women, men, girls and boys differently. Cash based assistance is one of the most significant developments in humanitarian assistance in recent...
Evaluation of the 2017 Somalia Humanitarian Cash-Based Response
After several years of poor rainfall, the humanitarian community responded to a famine alert issued in January 2017 with a significant scale-up of funding and programmes. Having originally published a 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) in November 2016, by May 2017, the Somalia Humanitarian Country...
An Assessment of ChildFund’s Emergency Cash Transfer Project in The Gambia
Review of ChildFund’s pilot cash transfer intervention using mobile money, assisting people displaced by political crisis. Includes description of project design, results, assessment, and recommendations for future cash-based interventions. Project participants appreciated the cash which they used to...
Moving Forward with Cash in Haiti: A Review of Cash-Based Interventions during Hurricane Matthew Response in Haiti
Mercy Corps, with funding from European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) has conducted an extensive review of lessons learned and contextual data, combined with key informant interviews and workshops to compile, analyse and present core lessons from the Hurricane Matthew cash-based...
The Grand Bargain Cash Meetings: what did we learn, how are we doing, where next?
After cash focal points from Grand Bargain signatory organisations gathered in Rome for the second annual meeting of the Grand Bargain cash workstream, we ask how much progress has been made towards commitments, and what remains to be done.
Multi purpose cash and sectoral outcomes – Afghanistan case study
The repatriation cash grant has helped Afghan returnees from Pakistan to meet a number of basic needs upon return. The cash grant is used for transportation costs, to buy food and address important shelter needs, thus contributing to aspects of reintegration. At the same time, poor security of tenure and...
ERC Learning Event: Scaling up our tools and approaches for multi-purpose cash grants
Watch the videos and read the recommendations from the ERC MPG Consortium event in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
MPG Monitoring Toolkit Development and Guidelines
Guidelines and Tools
This toolkit is designed to serve as a core resource for developing and conducting monitoring of MPG programmes. The tools themselves serve as templates and should be adapted to the local context and objectives of the specific MPG programmes to be monitored. Particular care should be taken to align...
Emergency Response Capacity (ERC) Consortium – Ethiopia: Building an evidence base on operational models for the delivery of CTP
The Emergency Response Capacity (ERC) Consortium for the Uptake of MPGs is formed by Save the Children, the CALP Network, Danish Refugee Council, Mercy Corps, and OCHA with ECHO financing. Its primary aim is the improvement of capacity, coordination and evidence for multi-purpose cash grants through the...
Cash Based Assistance PQ Toolbox Now Live!
The CALP Network has developed a programme quality toolbox for cash-based assistance. The toolbox provides a set of common standards and acions for quality CBA. Each action is supported by a set of guidelines and ready to use tools and templates on 'how' to acheive quality CBA. It can be used across CBA...
Seven Steps to Scaling Cash Relief: Driving Outcomes and Efficiency
Guidelines and Tools
As we approach the mid-point of our five-year strategy, this briefing explores the way in which the IRC has embraced cash relief programming and is seeking to drive efficiencies and maximise impact. It defines seven steps that the IRC has taken to scale cash relief. It goes on to argue that...
My Needs, Our Future
Since the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year in Jordan, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Child Cash Grant (CCG) launched its new phase, an equity-driven, integrated social protection programme for all children in Jordan called Hajati, or ‘my need’ in Arabic. The new programme built on...