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The use of cash assistance in the Covid-19 humanitarian response: accelerating trends and missed opportunities

Report

When COVID struck, governments and humanitarians turned to cash assistance to help people. To what extent was CVA used, and how did it impact on ways of working? See CALP’s analysis published in ODI's Disasters Journal, with inputs drawn from across the CALP Network.

1 February 2022

When recipients of aid are in the driving seat – everything changes for the better – here’s why….

Blog Post

  Imagine living under a government with largely benevolent intentions which believes itself to be a democracy and wants to do better. However, at the same time they fail to institute effective mechanisms for citizen participation in decision-making and have a habit of making selective use of the data...

4 November 2020

As Cash and Voucher Assistance scales up, can quality keep pace? Four systemic changes needed.

Blog Post

A decade ago, the use of cash and voucher assistance (CVA) was a fringe activity limited to small, scattered projects.  Five years ago, CVA was still viewed with scepticism by many and comprised less than eight percent of international humanitarian assistance (IHA). Today, while critics remain, cash is...

26 October 2020

حالة النقد في العالم 2020 – الملخص التنفيذي

تقرير

يقدم تقرير حالة النقد في العالم لعام 2020 صورة شاملة عن حالة مساعدات النقد والقسائم، إلى جانب توصيات مهمة لكل المهتمين في العمل الإنساني. يتابع هذا التقرير نتائج التقرير...

15 October 2020

La situation mondiale des transferts monétaires en 2020 – Résumé exécutif

Rapport

Le rapport sur la situation mondiale des transferts monétaires en 2020 donne un état des lieux complet de la situation des transferts monétaires, ainsi que des recommandations importantes pour les personnes intéressées par l’action humanitaire. Ce rapport succède au premier rapport fondateur...

14 October 2020

ربط الحماية الاجتماعية والمساعدات النقدية والقسائم الإنسانية

تقرير

هناك زخم متزايد ومجموعة من العمل حول فكرة تطوير روابط أقوى بين المساعدات النقدية والقسائم الإنسانية والحماية الاجتماعية. تستند هذه الورقة الموجزة لشراكة التعلم...

27 July 2020

State of the World’s Cash 2020 – Chapter 1: Funding, policies, volume, and collaboration

Report

In the past four years the global volume of CVA has doubled and in 2019 accounted for  17.9% of international humanitarian assistance. Tracking of CVA volume data  is improving and 91% of practitioners perceive that support from donors has increased. This chapter asks: ‘As the global volume of CVA...

23 July 2020

State of the World’s Cash 2020 Chapter 7 summary: CVA integration with local systems

Report

For a relevant and sustainable response , the role of local actors and local systems is critical. There is a growing consensus regarding the importance of localisation within CVA, but little clarity on how to drive this forward in practice. Progress on localisation requires humanitarian actors to be...

23 July 2020

State of the World’s Cash 2020 – Chapter 6A: Evidence, Learning & Information Sharing

Report

Three-quarters of practitioners agree that they have the evidence needed to design quality CVA. However some critical evidence gaps remain for example around recipient choice and wellbeing, cost effectiveness and the use of CVA in combination with other aid modalities. This chapter asks: ‘How can...

23 July 2020

State of the World’s Cash 2020 – Chapter 7: CVA integration with local systems

Report

For a relevant and sustainable response , the role of local actors and local systems is critical. There is a growing consensus regarding the importance of localisation within CVA, but little clarity on how to drive this forward in practice. Progress on localisation requires humanitarian actors to be...

23 July 2020

State of the World’s Cash 2020 – Chapter 5: Coordination

Report

There has been very limited progress on cash coordination since 2017. Cash continues to challenge the established coordination and funding architecture, and efforts to resolve outstanding questions around cash coordination have failed. Despite the lack of global agreement, Cash Working Groups are pushing...

23 July 2020

State of the World’s Cash 2020 – Chapter 4 summary: Build sufficient capacity for Cash and Voucher Assistance

Report

Since 2018 individual and organisational CVA capacities have improved, and are having a positive impact on the timeliness and scale of CVA. But dedicated funding for CVA capacity building is generally insufficient and unpredictable and recruiting and retaining skilled staff remains a challenge. This...

23 July 2020

State of the World’s Cash 2020 Chapter 3 summary: Quality programming

Report

67% of practitioners report that the quality of CVA has increased in the last two years. The focus for improving CVA has gradually shifted from increased scale, to improved quality and more recently towards quality as defined by outcomes for recipients. This chapter asks: ‘How can we continue to...

23 July 2020

State of the World’s Cash 2020 – Chapter 2 summary: Mainstreaming CVA – progress; risks & challenges

Report

CVA is an increasingly common and well-understood tool in humanitarian response – 85% of practitioners perceive that there has been more systematic consideration of CVA over the last 2 years.This chapter asks: ‘How can  ambitions for scaling up CVA be met whilst also pushing for better, more...

23 July 2020

State of the World’s Cash 2020 Chapter 6B summary: Investing in innovation for CVA

Report

Since 2017, the appetite for CVA innovation has decreased slightly as has the percentage of practitioners (46%) who agree that humanitarian agencies and private sector actors are developing effective working relationships in CVA programmes. Despite this, digital finance and the use of mobile money has...

23 July 2020

The State of the World’s Cash 2020 – Executive summary

Report

The State of the World’s Cash 2020 provides a comprehensive snapshot of cash and voucher assistance (CVA), with significant recommendations for anyone interested in humanitarian action. This report follows on from the first report, a seminal piece, published in 2018. Since then CVA has continued to grow...

23 July 2020

State of the World’s Cash 2020 Chapter 9 summary: Covid-19 and CVA: Impacts and implications of the crisis and response

Report

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....

23 July 2020