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Tracking Cash and Voucher Assistance

We have committed to strengthening the scale and quality of cash and voucher assistance (CVA), but to measure our progress against this commitment, we must agree to a shared approach to collecting and analyzing data.

Grand Bargain signatories committed to increase the use of CVA, and to use common markers to measure these increases. Although the volume of CVA is beginning to be more effectively tracked, technical and policy challenges remain. These include:

  • Defining what data to collect, and how
  • Ensuring commitment to and use of data categories and systems
  • Addressing shortcomings of existing reporting systems which have often not been designed to include or disaggregate cash, vouchers, and other modalities
  • Reaching common agreement on standard markers and categories for reporting to avoid incomplete and inconsistent data.

Current priorities

CaLP is supporting the integration of cash and vouchers into key interagency reporting systems and platforms, namely OCHA’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS) and Online Project System (OPS), the International Aid Transparency Initiative’s (IATI) Data Standard, and 3W (Who does What, Where) reporting.

In 2017 CaLP established a Tracking Cash and Vouchers Working Group (previously called Measuring CTP Working Group). This is co-led with DG ECHO, and contributes towards the Grand Bargain cash workstream. The group is a specialized platform for sector-wide discussion and collective action for CVA tracking and reporting. Membership includes NGOs, UN agencies, donors, and representatives of the interagency reporting systems.

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Report

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Guidelines and Tools

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Report

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Report

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Report

The Kenya Cash Working Group’s (KCWG) operational information map (4 Ws) that illustrate the various Cash and Voucher Interventions in the country as of July 2020. Humanitarian agencies are responding to different emergencies in Kenya including Rapid-Onset flooding, Desert locust invasion and COVID-19...

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Report

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Guidelines and Tools

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Unity Card

Presentation

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Blog Post

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