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Kenya Cash Working Group Achievements | JULY 2020
The Kenya Cash Working Group’s (KCWG) operational information map (4 Ws) shows the various CVA actors’ coverage as of June 2020. Those actors are responding to different emergencies in Kenya including Rapid-Onset flooding, Desert locust invasion and COVID-19 pandemic funded by various donors.
State of the World’s Cash 2020 Chapter 1 summary: Funding, policies, volume, and collaboration
In the past four years the global volume of CVA has doubled and in 2019 accounted for 17.9% of international humanitarian assistance. Tracking of CVA volume data is improving and 91% of practitioners perceive that support from donors has increased. This chapter asks: ‘As the global volume of CVA...
State of the World’s Cash 2020 – Chapter 2 summary: Mainstreaming CVA – progress; risks & challenges
CVA is an increasingly common and well-understood tool in humanitarian response – 85% of practitioners perceive that there has been more systematic consideration of CVA over the last 2 years.This chapter asks: ‘How can ambitions for scaling up CVA be met whilst also pushing for better, more...
State of the World’s Cash 2020 Chapter 3 summary: Quality programming
67% of practitioners report that the quality of CVA has increased in the last two years. The focus for improving CVA has gradually shifted from increased scale, to improved quality and more recently towards quality as defined by outcomes for recipients. This chapter asks: ‘How can we continue to...
State of the World’s Cash 2020 – Chapter 4 summary: Build sufficient capacity for Cash and Voucher Assistance
Since 2018 individual and organisational CVA capacities have improved, and are having a positive impact on the timeliness and scale of CVA. But dedicated funding for CVA capacity building is generally insufficient and unpredictable and recruiting and retaining skilled staff remains a challenge. This...
State of the World’s Cash 2020 Chapter 5 summary: Coordination
There has been very limited progress on cash coordination since 2017. Cash continues to challenge the established coordination and funding architecture, and efforts to resolve outstanding questions around cash coordination have failed. Despite the lack of global agreement, Cash Working Groups are pushing...
State of the World’s Cash 2020 – Chapter 6A summary: Evidence, learning & information sharing
Three-quarters of practitioners agree that they have the evidence needed to design quality CVA. However some critical evidence gaps remain for example around recipient choice and wellbeing, cost effectiveness and the use of CVA in combination with other aid modalities. This chapter asks: ‘How can...
State of the World’s Cash 2020 Chapter 6B summary: Investing in innovation for CVA
Since 2017, the appetite for CVA innovation has decreased slightly as has the percentage of practitioners (46%) who agree that humanitarian agencies and private sector actors are developing effective working relationships in CVA programmes. Despite this, digital finance and the use of mobile money has...
State of the World’s Cash 2020 Chapter 7 summary: CVA integration with local systems
For a relevant and sustainable response , the role of local actors and local systems is critical. There is a growing consensus regarding the importance of localisation within CVA, but little clarity on how to drive this forward in practice. Progress on localisation requires humanitarian actors to be...
State of the World’s Cash 2020 Chapter 8 summary: Linking CVA and social protection
Longstanding efforts to strengthen links between humanitarian CVA and social protection have been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, with significant progress since the last report. CVA should aim to complement robust social protection systems where they exist and contribute to their strengthening...