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State of the Worlds Cash 2020 : Quality Cash and Voucher Assistance – by Whose Standards?

3 December 2020 — By The CALP Network

Following the global launch of the State of the World Cash 2020 report (SOWC2020), the CALP Network organised a webinar for practitioners with an interest in CVA in East Africa.

The webinar took place on December 1st, 2020.

The conversation focused on quality in CVA, considering what quality programming means to different people, and how we can continue to collectively make progress.  

The event was inspired by The State of the World’s Cash 2020 report, which highlights the growing focus on achieving quality in cash and voucher assistance (CVA). The report found that the need to understand quality in terms of outcomes for recipients is widely accepted, but equally that we’re some way from consistently and effectively achieving this in practice.  

This East Africa focused event provided space for a candid conversation on the systemic barriers to incorporating recipients’ feedback into programme design, and the shifts that need to happen for CVA programmes to be truly recipient centred. This drew on examples from the region with the aim of providing practical, context specific recommendations. 


Moderator: Maha Khan – Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives at Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion


Killen Otieno: JAM International – Chief Operating Officer and CALP Board member 

Sumananjali Mohanty: NRC – Country Director, Ethiopia   

Seb Fouquet: FCDO Somalia at Department for International Development (DFID) – Humanitarian, Health and Resilience Team Leader

Caroline Teti: Give Directly Africa Operation – Director, Recipients Advocacy