Les technologies numériques transforment la manière dont nous répondons aux urgences. Les innovations sont multiples : elles concernent l’identification des personnes ayant droit à une aide, la collecte des données pour les évaluations et le suivi ou encore la communication aux communautés affectées par la crise. Les systèmes de paiement numérique, dont les appareils mobiles, les coupons électroniques et les cartes, lorsqu’ils sont utilisés de manière appropriée, peuvent accélérer, sécuriser et optimiser l’assistance, la rendant également plus inclusive. Toutefois, le volume de données personnelles que nous collectons, stockons et partageons augmentant, nous devons nous assurer que nos systèmes de protection des données restent pertinents et veiller à comprendre et atténuer les risques associés aux nouvelles technologies.
Podcast: Is informed consent possible in humanitarian CVA?
Episode 2 of the CashCast tackles data responsibility with Amos Doornbos, Linda Raftree, James Eaton Lee and Ric Tighe
Consent and Ownership in the Shift to Digital Cash and Voucher Assistance
Part of committing to cash and voucher assistance (CVA) is committing to going digital and collecting data. While they are two different things, they are deeply intertwined. And while an organisation can ‘go digital’ without cash programmes, it’s nearly impossible to commit to cash programmes in the long term without going digital. Yes, it is true we’ve done cash and voucher programmes...
Data Responsibility: Let’s not wait for another wake up call
This blog is the second in a series on cash and voucher assistance (CVA) and risk. While the first blog busted some myths around misappropriation and fraud in CVA, this second blog looks into a specific risk for recipients of CVA: the risk of misuse of personal data.
Cash is no Riskier than Other Forms of Aid. So Why Do We Still Treat In-kind like the Safer Option?
The first in a new series of blogs on cash and voucher assistance and risk, this article from the CALP Network’s Stefan Bumbacher debunks some common myths around the risk of misappropriation and fraud in CVA.
Cash and Crises Series Episode I: Digital Money
Cash and Crises is a series of financial literacy audiographics brought to you by CashEssentials, a private sector initiative with a social mission to support the relief and development community in understanding how cash is managed for society in times of crisis. In Episode 1, we start with a short...
Identification et atténuation des risques d’abus de pouvoir liés à l’assistance monétaire au Burundi
Ce document présente les enseignements tirés de la mission conjointe HCR-PAM au Burundi visant à identifier et à atténuer les risques d’abus de pouvoir liés à l’assistance monétaire. L’analyse s’est focalisée sur l’assistance monétaire par téléphone mobile pour le retour volontaire...
Guide sur la sauvegarde des enfants dans les programmes de transferts monétaires
Guides et outils
L’objectif de ce guide est d’identifier les risques potentiels liés à la sauvegarde des enfants des les programmes de transferts monétaires et de fournir des suggestions sur la manière de les gérer (y compris le suivi et l’atténuation), afin que les enfants connaissent la plus grande...
Displaced & Disconnected – Connectivity for Refugees
UNHCR recognizes that one of the ‘hard stops’ in facilitating mobile connectivity and access to finance for displaced populations is non-conducive regulatory environments. In particular, ID-related legal requirements have proven a significant barrier to access. For example, a refugee who cannot...
Unblocked Cash Pilot Full Report
This full report details the project scope, impact and learnings from the Unblocked Cash pilot in Vanuatu. The project was delivered in partnership with Oxfam Australia and ConsenSys, with funds from the Australian Government, and utilised a stablecoin, Dai, as the underlying value .
Kızılaykart Cash Based Assistance, Information Note
Following the first refugee wave in May 2011, refugees from Syria has continued to seek asylum in Turkey. As a result of the open-door policy between 2011 and 2015, Syrians were welcomed by the Turkish government and obtained legal status under temporary protection. Subsequently, Turkey is hosting more...
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,...
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.
Improving user journeys for humanitarian cash transfers
Humanitarian agencies are increasingly using digital payments, such as mobile money, pre-paid or smartcards, bank cards and electronic vouchers, to deliver cash assistance to affected populations. At the same time, the analysis and use of payment technologies have become more important, as have...
Mitigating Risks of Abuse of Power in Cash Assistance – Workshop Nairobi, Kenya
UNHCR and WFP are implementing a joint project to identify and mitigate risks of abuse of power by private sector service providers in the delivery
of cash assistance to vulnerable populations. The workshop, held in Nairobi on 10-11 December 2018, followed visits to the first two pilot countries,...
What I learned at the CALP Network’s Celebrating Digital Humanitarian Cash Event
This workshop was a triumphant but sad goodbye to ELAN, the Electronic Cash Transfer Learning Action Network. This was their closing event after four years of hard work, and they leave behind a rather magnificent legacy of tools, guidance, learning, webinars, resources and case studies on how to best...
Cash Week 2018: Looking around and looking ahead
Cash Week 2018 aimed to do two things: challenge us all to think differently about our work and to carve out a space to do so. In this blog, the CALP Network's Sophie Tholstrup reflects on the key debates from the week, and asks how we can build on this momentum and identify new ways of working to meet...
Multi-Purpose Cash Grant – A collaborative model for North-East Nigeria
In recent years, there is an increasing commitment from donors and humanitarian actors to use cash transfers as a response modality where appropriate to meet multiple needs of the affected population in rapid onset and protracted emergencies. There is growing evidence that cash transfers give people...
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...
Addressing Customer Due Diligence Obligations to Promote Rohingya Financial Inclusion
This report seeks to demonstrate that viable solutions exist for undocumented refugees, and outlines successful examples in different contexts whereby alternative KYC approaches have been established for refugees. It further demonstrates that by identifying and assessing the risks and concerns around...
Humanitarian Cash Transfers and Financial Inclusion
A case study on Kenya Red Cross Humanitarian Cash Transfers and Financial Inclusion along the Kenyan Coast. The study examines the extent to which humanitarian e-transfer beneficiaries increase their access and use of formal financial services and products such as payments, savings, credit or insurance.
Digital Financial Service Ecosystems in Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement
A report about the Digital financial services ecosystem Bidibidi refugee settlement, Uganda. This document consists of a mapping of the six pillars of the DFS in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement and Host Community, with funding from UNCDF.
Cash Transfer Programming in Armed Conflict: The ICRC’s Experience
Money is the main means of survival for most people around the world. That remains the case in situations of armed conflict, when having cash to buy essential goods can mean the difference between life and death.
The ICRC’s experience shows that cash is an essential tool in humanitarian action in armed...