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How Cash-Based Approaches Affect Nutrition Outcomes – Guidence Note

June 2019 — By Elizabeth Smith, Katherine Dunlop, Hannah Wichterich

Based on the case studies from South Sudan and Bangladesh, this summary guidance provides advise on use of CVA for improved nutrition outcomes in vulnerable children, emphasising recommendations to ensure that:
– as part of design and targeting, there is improved consideration of nutrition needs in MEB calculation
– appropriate duration of intervention – for children under 24 months/age benefiting
– fluidity of markets in fragile contexts and modality adaptation as well as special consideration of protection risks in changing contexts/ security situation
– integrated programming strategies (behaviour change messaging etc.)
– gender – role of men in improving maternal and child nutrition outcomes