With the stakes so high, is Cash and Voucher Assistance the lifeline it’s meant to be?
This is a summary report of a study conducted with CVA recipients in the Central African Republic between June and August 2022 as part of the “Cash Barometer” project.
Between June and August 2022, Ground Truth Solutions talked to nearly 1,500 CVA recipients in the three subprefectures where most people received cash and voucher assistance the previous year: Bangui (including Bimbo), Kaga Bandoro, and Paoua. We spoke to people in host communities, internally displaced people living in and outside of camps, as well as returnees.
After our survey, we returned to all three subprefectures in September and facilitated focus group discussions to share our findings with community members, to gain a deeper understanding of our findings and to hear peoples’ recommendations on how to improve some of the issues they face.
This report combines our quantitative data with the qualitative feedback received during focus group discussions.