Adapting Humanitarian Cash Assistance in Times of COVID-19: Experiences and learning from Jordan
This report examines how cash and voucher actors rapidly adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic in Jordan to reduce transmission risks, ensure delivery of benefits, maintain communication and accountability with refugee populations and meet increasing levels of need. The national response to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus in Jordan has had an enormous impact on the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable populations in Jordan, including refugees. Cash assistance was already a key modality for refugee populations and the challenges of the pandemic have made the use of CVA ever more relevant. The purpose of this study was to document and assess collective learning and decision-making on the adaptability of selected cash-based programmes in Jordan in light of the challenges posed by Covid-19.