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Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) for Children Associated with Armed Groups and Armed Forces (CAAFAG): A case study from Save the Children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

12 March 2024 — By Augustin Thomas/Save the Children

This case study is drawn from Save the Children CVA operations in the DRC (South Kivu) in 2022 and 2023, focusing on children associated with armed groups/forces (CAAFAG).

Following an overview of the context, it deep dives into the technical design of the CVA response and continues with a presentation of the main findings on basic need coverages and coping strategies as well as on child protection outcomes. It concludes with a section on lessons learnt and provides a set of recommendations to support the quality design of CVA operations to achieve child protection outcomes, with a specific focus on integrated programming between CVA and child protection components.

This document complements the infographic about the same intervention as well as SC’s 2022-2023 global evidence-building report on CVA and Child Protection.