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Livelihoods Cost-Effectiveness Brief – Anticipatory Cash
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) implemented an anticipatory action cash-distribution pilot among six agro-pastoralist communities in Northeast Nigeria, focused on reducing the damaging effects of flooding. Prior to the flood season of 2022, the IRC set up an early warning system with local...
With the stakes so high, is Cash and Voucher Assistance the lifeline it’s meant to be?
This is a summary report of a study conducted with CVA recipients in the Central African Republic between June and August 2022 as part of the “Cash Barometer” project. Between June and August 2022, Ground Truth Solutions talked to nearly 1,500 CVA recipients in the three subprefectures where most...
CVA humanitarian assistance work better – seven big themes for 2023
With 2022 coming to an end, it’s time reflect on what’s been happening in the world of Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) and look ahead at the big-ticket issues to tackle in 2023.
Cash actors have the power to mitigate GBV – here are six ways to do it
Cash actors play an important role in providing assistance that helps to save lives and increases resilience. But it’s also our responsibility to carefully consider any possible Gender-Based Violence (GBV) risks that cash and voucher assistance (CVA) could create for women* who receive it. While there...
Where next for CVA: Time to get more radical?
Is CVA really meeting its potential? A Policy Brief supported by robust new research and evidence, suggests we still have far to go. These papers provide new insights into what is possible, the complex web of policies that influence the humanitarian system and the impediments to change. They...
Exploring the Connection Between CVA and the Environment
Watch the recording from our recent workshop covering the relationship between Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) and the environment.
Mainstreaming Gender-based Violence (GBV) Considerations in CVA: Key tips for Cash Actors Engaged in the Myanmar Response
In Myanmar, over $53 million USD has been disbursed in CVA since January 2021. The delivery of the assistance has been impacted by tremendous context-specific challenges, both technical and operational as well as related to protection or gender-based violence (GBV). In light of the security and political...
People-focused, effective aid: The urgent need to accelerate progress on cash and voucher assistance for people in crisis
Setting out a clear case for action, this Policy Brief outlines the latest evidence and information around how CVA is being used, and if it is meeting its potential to support people in crisis. It urges us to define and commit to a new collective vision for the development of CVA.
Increasing the Use of Humanitarian Cash and Voucher Assistance: Opportunities, Barriers and Dilemmas
Through in-depth analysis of the latest data and careful modelling this study maps the current scale of CVA, and unpacks the opportunities and challenges involved towards it fully reaching its potential.
Where Next? The Evolving Landscape of Cash and Voucher Policies
An exploration of how early policy commitments impacted the evolution of CVA, and what the CVA policy landscape looks like now.
Kenya Cash Consortium – Four Years On: Locally-led response case study
The Arid and Semi-Arid (ASAL) region in Northern Kenya is ravaged annually by cyclic shocks including drought, flash floods and most recent the desert locus invasion affecting the social economic status of vulnerable communities. To address the immediate humanitarian needs, the Kenya Cash Consortium (KCC)...
Linking humanitarian cash assistance and national social protection systems
This study looks at the current (2020-2022) alignment and links between social protection programs on the one hand and humanitarian assistance provided by donors and agencies on the other in six countries in the Sahel region: Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Senegal. The study aims to...
“Money determines life, survival and everything else” People need choices for an uncertain future
Ground Truth Solutions (GTS) has been collecting feedback from CVA recipients in Nigeria since 2019. In this fourth round of quantitative surveys in September 2022, we spoke with 1,981 people, including internally displaced people, host community members, and returnees, who had received cash and voucher...
Pacific cash learning event 2022: Report
The Pacific Cash Learning Event was held during an important time for the region. The Pacific is highly vulnerable to disasters, which are becoming increasingly frequent and intense as a result of climate change. These disasters threaten health, food and water systems and economic security, while the...
UNHCR Guatemala Cash Assistance: Post distribution monitoring report
This report presents the findings of a Post-Distribution Monitoring (PDM) exercise conducted by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in Guatemala. The PDM involved interviews with 121 households that received cash assistance between August and October 2022. The document provides valuable insights into various...
Rights, information, and predictability: Keys to navigate a complex crisis
The Cash Barometer is an independent accountability mechanism that combines face-to-face surveys with qualitative discussions to enable cash and voucher recipients to share their views and participate in decision-making. In this survey round, we spoke to 1,261 cash and voucher recipients in 47 locations...
Doing Cash in a context of economic volatility: What to do and what to keep in mind
Guidelines and Tools
This interim WFP guidance was issued in 2022 to provide support to cash operations in contexts of economic volatility, be it when there is inflation, depreciation or currency volatility, parallel exchange rates, liquidity issues and changes in financial regulation, among others.
Sri Lanka Cash Working Group strategy 2023-2025 (December 2022)
Sri Lanka witnessed a large-scale cash transfer programming in 2005/06 in the aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami. Many agencies such as Red Cross, Oxfam and Save the Children provided cash transfers to the affected communities to help them meet their basic needs. For example, after the end of the...
Cash and beyond – Analysis of extra costs associated with disabilities and disability-specific social protection in Ukraine, in the aftermath of the Russian invasion
Following the escalation of the conflict in Ukraine in February 2022 and the consequent humanitarian crisis, the country has experienced active fighting and massive displacement, both within and outside its borders. Persons with disabilities and older persons have been facing particularly harsh effects,...
A new approach to labor market assessments – Report: Insights from systems labor market assessments in Zimbabwe and Haiti
This report examines a methodology critical in designing employment interventions aimed at achieving systemic change: Systems Labor Market Assessments (SLMAs). Between October 2021 and March 2022, the USAID/BHA-funded Implementer-Led Design, Evidence, Analysis and Learning (IDEAL) activity contracted...