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What’s Next for Cash: Mercy Corps’ approach to cash and voucher assistance

1 September 2023 — By Mercy Corps

The brief outlines Mercy Corps’ CVA approach & standards applied across our CVA portfolio and sets the direction for CVA in Mercy Corps moving forward.

The approach outlines how CVA contributes to Mercy Corps Pathway to Possibility strategy by focusing on areas that drive impact & sector leadership, including cash at scale, embracing the safe use of digital cash, and focusing on the relationship between CVA and local systems while ensuring that quality & accountability remain at the heart of our programmes.

Mercy Corps recognizes the potential of CVA as a tool that transfers power to people and communities affected by the crisis. It is a tool proven to strengthen the resilience and capacities of people, markets & institutions to handle shocks, reduce risk, build more equitable & responsive systems, and improve wellbeing.