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Behavioral Design Checklist for Humanitarian Cash and Voucher Assistance Improving Outcomes for Women

23 April 2020 — By CARE International, ideas42

This checklist highlights designs for humanitarian cash and voucher assistance (CVA) that can increase the impact
of CVA for women recipients in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The goal of the design principles presented is to optimize CVA to help recipients effectively spend the transfer in line with their priorities, as well as take a step beyond basic needs to aid them in effectively increasing mid-term financial stability.

The insights from this checklist are derived from research conducted by ideas42 and CARE International in three countries — Iraq, Jordan, and Turkey — in late 2019. Full details of each design principle and relevant behavioral findings can be found in the accompanying guide on applying behavioral science to humanitarian CVA for better outcomes for women.