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Tracking Cash & Voucher Assistance Workshop – Part 2: Report

2018 — By The Cash Learning Partnership, Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

Do you want to read the latest on discussions on how to best track cash and voucher assistance in global interagency reporting systems? The CALP Network and ECHO have just released Tracking Cash & Voucher Assistance Workshop – Part 2: Report.

Key recommendations emerging from the workshop are summarized below. These will be used in the coming months as a basis to develop guidance for agencies in how to implement minimum reporting requirements for tracking cash and voucher assistance:

  • Cash and vouchers should be separated in tracking humanitarian aid at the global interagency level as a minimum requirement.
  • The group recommends that reporting on all humanitarian assistance should include the modality – in-kind, cash, vouchers, service delivery – and the objective (e.g. shelter, food security). The aim would be to establish these as minimum tracking requirements at the global interagency level.
  • A separate reporting category, which transcends sectors and can include different modalities, is needed. More work is needed to define this.
  • Conditionality does not need to be tracked at the global interagency level.
  • The value of transfers made to recipients should be used as the primary basis for tracking cash and vouchers. It was also widely agreed that in the medium term both transfer values and associated programme costs should be tracked.

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