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Briefing Note on Panel Discussion between DCF and Partners on Exchange Rates and Cash Assistance

31 August 2022 — By Donor Cash Forum

This briefing note summarises the key points from a discussion held between the Donor Cash Forum (DCF) and partners on 4th April 2022.

The rationale for this session is the increasing number of humanitarian contexts experiencing inflation and/or depreciation, with significant impacts on humanitarian budgets overall, and on cash assistance specifically. This situation is complexified where there is a gap between the official exchange rate and the market rate – in such cases humanitarian agencies may not have access to the market rate and exchange rate gains benefit financial institutions rather than end beneficiaries.