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Minutes and presentations from the WCAF regional CWG
Minutes and presentations from the WCAF regional CWG – 5 July 2023 Watch the recording here:
Making cash people centred: Practical advice from IFRC
IFRC has put together a short online course for humanitarian practitioners highlighting the role of Community Engagement in Cash and Voucher Assistance. Providing a sneak-peak into some of the course content, they’ve summarised their top-line advice for making cash people-centred throughout the...
Cash is King: Impact of the Ukraine war on illicit financial flows in South Eastern Europe
The primary goal of this report is to assess the major enablers and vulnerabilities of illicit finance in the eight Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia) after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. More concretely, the study aims to...
Cash and Voucher Assistance to Improve Maternal and Child Nutrition Outcomes in Emergency Contexts of Nigeria
In Nigeria, nearly 12 per cent of children under 5 years are wasted according to the National Food Consumption and Micronutrient Survey (2021). Wasting is largely concentrated in the North with 58 per cent of all cases residing there. In the Northeast and Northwest regions of Nigeria, the prevalence of...
Alternative Approaches to Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance Delivery in Active Conflict Contexts
On April 15, 2023, violent clashes erupted between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). This conflict has had dire consequences, forcing people to flee. Both displaced and host communities, as well as those who have chosen to remain in sheltered locations, are grappling with...
Cash or Vouchers? Or just good implementation? What aid recipients in Kaga-Bandoro want
In April 2023, GTS met with people who had received cash and voucher assistance (CVA) in Kaga-Bandoro. Through in-depth individual interviews and focus group discussions at the Lazare camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) and in the Abdallah neighbourhood, GTS sought to uncover the preferred...
Summary Analysis of Focus Group Discussions with Refugees on Social Protection & Cash Assistance
Focus group discussions (FGDs) with refugees constitute an essential tool for shaping UNHCR and partners’ protection and inclusion programmes, including cash assistance. FGDs allow for a direct dialogue between protection actors, such as UNHCR, and refugees. By shedding light on the refugees’...
Multi-purpose cash assistance for Lebanese – Inter-agency Joint Learning Event Learning Brief
On June 27th 2023, Mercy Corps co-organized with Acted, Concern and Oxfam a learning event on the implementation of Multipurpose Cash Assistance (MPCA) interventions for Lebanese. While the MPCA modality has been initiated and designed around the assistance to refugees, the provision of unconditional cash...
Cash is King – if you can get it: Mapping the user journeys of cash recipients in Ukraine
Cash as a way of providing assistance plays a crucial role in the Ukraine humanitarian response. As part of a project with the Collaborative Cash Delivery Network (CCD), Ground Truth Solutions is conducting a qualitative study with people who applied for or received cash assistance in Ukraine. The...
Financial Literacy Training Minimum Standards
Guidelines and Tools
The Financial Literacy Training (FLT) minimum standards were developed by the Uganda Inter-Agency Cash Working Group (CWG) in collaboration with the CWG Financial Literacy Training Technical Core Team for training providers and FLT implementers in Uganda’s refugee response.
These minimum standards...
WFP Cash Policy: Harnessing the power of money to help people survive and thrive
WFP’s new cash policy centres on people’s experiences, their stories and hopes for the future. By sending people cash, we can effectively and efficiently support them to meet their food, nutrition, and other essential needs, while at the same time bringing unique benefits that can help people break...
What does the Grand Bargain 3.0 mean for Cash and Voucher Assistance?
A summary of the latest developments on the Grand Bargain, and what they mean for humanitarian cash and voucher assistance.
Saving Lives and Assets: The value of nexus “Cash” approaches to Anticipatory Action and Social Protection during climate-induced crises
As a follow-on reflection from an inter-agency panel presentation at the ECHO EHF 2023, panelists highlight the importance of drastically changing “gear” to scale up pre-crisis Anticipatory Action investment, leveraging the “nexus” enabler – cash. Humanitarian needs have reached an unprecedented...
Local Actors’ Capacity Building Needs Beyond CVA (MENA)
In light of the findings produced by the previous year’s research cycle on LLR in MENA, the CoP made “identifying and addressing capacity building needs” a core priority for the group moving forward. The aim is to ensure that local actors are set for success, and fair competitors for grants...
IOM Cash-Based Interventions Annual Report and Case Studies 2022
Since 2019, IOM has placed special attention on building capacity to increase the use and coordination of cash-based interventions (CBI) across the organization in line with the Grand Bargain commitments. Following the successful implementation of the IOM Strategy for Humanitarian CBI 2019–2021, the...
Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance statement: The need for a humanitarian policy refresh
Statement from Sarah Charles, the Assistant to the Administrator of USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) on the policy process to renew and refresh our CVA policy commitments
Unconditional Cash Transfers (UCT) in the DRC: Midline results of a pilot study in an artisanal mining zone in Maniema province
In October 2021, the Belgian non-profit organization Eight World, started a pilot project of Unconditional Cash Transfers (UCT) in a village in an artisanal mining zone in the territory of Pangi, in Maniema Province, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Eight World transfers cash directly to...
High-level meeting attended by over 130 senior leaders highlights the need for a humanitarian policy refresh
Summary of high-level meeting which launched a collective process for refreshing cash and voucher assistance-related policy commitments.
Using Cash and Voucher Assistance to improve Menstrual Health and Hygiene in Bangladesh
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and its partners are implementing a Menstrual Health and Hygiene (MHH) project for women and girls in two urban slums of Dhaka using Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA). The project has a dual objective of responding to period poverty in Bangladesh – the struggle...
Exploring Spatial Patterns, and Identifying Factors Associated with Insufficient Cash or Food Received from a Productive Safety Net Program among Eligible Households in Ethiopia: A spatial and multilevel analysis as an input for international food aid programmers
In low-income countries, households’ food insecurity and the undernutrition of children are the main health problems. Ethiopia is vulnerable to food insecurity and undernutrition among children because its agricultural production system is traditional. Hence, the productive safety net program (PSNP) is...