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The State of the World’s Cash 2020 – Executive summary

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The State of the World’s Cash 2020 provides a comprehensive snapshot of cash and voucher assistance (CVA), with significant recommendations for anyone interested in humanitarian action. This report follows on from the first report, a seminal piece, published in 2018. Since then CVA has continued to grow...

23 July 2020

The State of the World’s Cash 2020 – Full report

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Since the first State of the World’s Cash report we have seen huge developments in cash and voucher assistance (CVA), with a continued increase in scale driving changing roles and partnerships, and a growing emphasis on quality. This new report, State of the World’s Cash 2020, examines progress,...

23 July 2020

Analysis of key value chains (wheat and wool), with a special focus on the light manufacturing sector in Mosul

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DRC has commissioned this study with the end objective of providing access to market opportunities for privately-owned small and medium enterprises and job opportunities for conflict-affected men, women and youth. For that purpose, DRC has taken a marketsystem and value-chain approach to development and...

23 July 2020

State of the World’s Cash 2020 – Chapter 1: Funding, policies, volume, and collaboration

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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...

23 July 2020

State of the World’s Cash 2020 – Chapter 2: Mainstreaming CVA – Progress; Risks and Challenges

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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...

23 July 2020

State of the World’s Cash 2020 – Chapter 3: Quality Programming

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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...

23 July 2020

State of the World’s Cash 2020 – Chapter 4: Build sufficient capacity for cash and voucher assistance

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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...

23 July 2020

State of the World’s Cash 2020 – Chapter 5: Coordination

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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...

23 July 2020

State of the World’s Cash 2020 – Chapter 6A: Evidence, Learning & Information Sharing

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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...

23 July 2020

State of the World’s Cash 2020 – Chapter 6B: Investing in innovation for CVA

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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...

23 July 2020