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Nigeria Cash Working Group (CWG) State Humanitarian Social Protection Forum Draft Terms of Reference (ToR)

2020 — By Nigeria Cash Working Group (CWG)

The frequency, nature and complexity of humanitarian crisis is changing. At the same time there is greater recognition of the link between pre existing vulnerabilities and people’s ability to cope and recover from the impacts of the crisis. These form some of the key factors that are influencing the ways in which humanitarian assistance is delivered to women, men, boys and girls affected by crisis and are driving the need for better connectedness between humanitarian and development programming. In the past decade, cash transfers have emerged as an important part of the humanitarian toolbox to support the crisis affected populations. Cash transfers, in the form of social cash transfers or social assistance are also central to social protection and often form an important part of government strategies to reduce poverty and vulnerability. The expansion of social cash transfers in many countries offers great potential for linking humanitarian cash transfers and social protection in crisis prone countries and areas.