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The most useful tools, reports, guidance and research related to cash and voucher assistance in humanitarian response. As well as the CALP's own publications, we link to other useful resources. You can submit your own resource for publication on the CALP Network library here.

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The State of the World’s Cash 2023: Methodology

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Research for the State of the World’s Cash 2023 drew on primary and secondary sources. It involved a wide range of stakeholders working in different operational contexts and with roles at global, regional, country, and local levels. This section provides an overview of the methodology, see Methodology...

The State of the World’s Cash 2023. Chapter 1: People-centred CVA

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Summary Key findings There is a growing commitment to putting people at the centre of CVA. Challenges remain with communication, participation, and feedback. Increased attention is being given to inclusion, with more focus on people with disabilities; gender, particularly the needs of women; and...

Acknowledgements

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The State of the World’s Cash 2023 was commissioned and developed by CALP. A core research and writing team led the development of the report, working collaboratively with a huge number of people who provided invaluable input and support. We thank the many individuals and organizations that generously...

Foreword and Overview

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Foreword by Smruti Patel In the three years since the State of the World’s Cash report in 2020, we have seen huge changes in the global context, and humanitarian needs have grown. Massive floods, unprecedented wildfires, and record-breaking heat are becoming more frequent and severe, providing a clear...

The State of the World’s Cash 2023

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This flagship publication represents a neutral and authoritative assessment of the current context of Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) as part of humanitarian aid.

The State of the World’s Cash 2023. Chapter 4: Cash Coordination

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Summary Key findings There has been progress on cash coordination. It is too early to know if the new cash coordination model will deliver on ambitions. Views on the extent of donor commitment towards cash coordination are mixed. The increased focus on locally-led cash coordination is welcomed but faces...

The State of the World’s Cash 2023. Chapter 3: Locally-led Response

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Summary Key findings Local and international perspectives on what locally-led response means are often fundamentally different. There has been some progress towards locally-led response, but major change is lacking.     Barriers to progress in locally-led CVA reflect issues in the wider...

The State of the World’s Cash 2023. Chapter 2: CVA Volume and Growth

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Summary Key findings The global volume for CVA programming expenditure increased by 41% from 2021 to 2022 to US$10.0 billion, with US$7.9 billion transferred as CVA to crisis-affected people. The large-scale use of cash in the Ukraine response was a key driver of growth, but other crises also saw...

The State of the World’s Cash 2023. Chapter 5: Cash Preparedness and Capacity

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Summary Key findings CVA preparedness and capacity remains a priority, though needs are changing. Economic volatility, including inflation and depreciation, has emerged as a challenge for emergency preparedness. Adapting CVA in contexts of high inflation and depreciation requires inter-agency planning...

The State of the World’s Cash 2023. Chapter 9: Climate Change and Environmental Considerations in CVA

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Summary Key findings Climate change and the environment are now pressing concerns for the CVA community. Clarity is needed on how CVA can address needs effectively and contribute to greener programming. CVA is widely considered to be ‘greener’ than in-kind assistance. Various approaches have been...

The State of the World’s Cash 2023. Chapter 8: CVA Design

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Summary  Key findings Multi-purpose cash (MPC) The use of MPC has increased but not to the extent anticipated. The lack of multisectoral needs assessments and response analysis is still seen as the largest barrier to increasing MPC. Concerns remain regarding the extent to which MPC will achieve...

The State of the World’s Cash 2023. Chapter 7: Data and Digitalization

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Summary Key findings The use of digital payments is increasing. More action is needed on data responsibility. Cybersecurity is a risk that few talk about in the humanitarian space. Biometrics are better understood than before; blockchain pilots have expanded and multiplied. The concepts of...

The State of the World’s Cash 2023. Chapter 6: Linkages with Social Protection

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Summary Key findings There has been progress on approaches for linking CVA and social protection, with COVID-19 accelerating interest and activity in this area. Donor interest is increasing; funding instruments now need to be adapted. Barriers to progress include limited technical capacity of staff; a...

The State of the World's Cash Press Release

Humanitarian cash assistance at a crossroads, warns new report

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Press release: The State of the World's Cash 2023