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State of the World’s Cash 2020 – Chapter 9: COVID-19 and CVA – Impacts and Implications of the Crisis and Response

23 July 2020 — By Ruth McCormack, Karen Peachey, Laura Phelps, Gaby Smith

CVA is being scaled up significantly in response to COVID-19, but the overall gap between needs and funding is growing rapidly. The pandemic has incurred an extraordinary human cost, but also presents an opportunity to redefine the humanitarian system to better serve the needs of crisis-affected people. This chapter asks: ‘How might the COVID-19 response provide the momentum needed to improve the CVA system and build back better?’