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Implementing CVA in Inflation Environments, Including Tackling Liquidity Challenges: Actions and Learning Outcomes
Guidelines and Tools
The economical context in Afghanistan is financially unstable, however, the functionality of markets at a local level is relatively stable. Despite the challenges, the use of Cash & Voucher Assistance (CVA) has scaled up during the last 3 months. The Afghanistan Cash and Voucher Working Group (CVWG) is...
The use of cash assistance in DEC’s coronavirus appeal: key learning, best practices and recommendations
The purpose of this report is to provide insight into the learnings, future improvements and best practices in cash programming. The 2020 DEC Coronavirus Appeal was analysed to determine the opportunities for collective learning about cash programming. The countries investigated include, Afghanistan,...
Economic Resilience “On-the-Move” – New Tools to leverage local markets for basic needs through conflict-sensitive approaches
Guidelines and Tools
See the publication here A special look at Cash and Local Markets for Social Cohesion Local market actors affected by (natural) disasters, pandemic lockdowns with movement restrictions and income loss – generally in Fragile Contexts – play a critical role in contributing towards communities’ basic...
Joint Market Monitoring Initiative (JMMI): Cross-crisis analysis of price trends and market functionality throughout the COVID-19 pandemic
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, in conjunction with Cash Working Groups worldwide, REACH has been collecting market data through its Joint Market Monitoring Initiatives (JMMIs): response-level monitoring platforms that bring together many actors working in humanitarian CVA to jointly collect data on key...
UN Common Cash Statement Progress Report – September 2021
This report outlines key progress and challenges under the UN Common Cash Statement (UNCCS) and the vision and priorities ahead. It builds on more than two years of implementation, the UNCCS Q&A and a number
of surveys and lessons learned workshops conducted with countries in 2021. While the focus has...
Cash and Voucher Assistance Case Studies – Yemen and Afghanistan
Evidence and feasibility of cash and voucher assistance (CVA) for sexual and reproductive health services in humanitarian emergencies. There is limited evidence about the effectiveness and feasibility of CVA, and about its overall effect on SRHR outcomes, particularly in humanitarian settings. Therefore,...
Returns from Iran and Pakistan Funding Needs
As of 23 June 2018, 348,506 undocumented Afghan returnees have crossed back into Afghanistan from Iran. The months of April and May have witnessed an average of 20,000 returns each week. The total represents a 50% increase of returns over the same period in 2017. The larger return is associated with a...
Mitigating Risks of Abuse of Power in Cash Assistance – 4 pages
UNHCR and WFP are implementing a joint project to identify and mitigate risks of abuse by private sector service providers in their delivery of cash assistance to vulnerable populations. The project involves work with financial service providers, traders and other private sector stakeholders, as well as...
Mitigating Risks of Abuse of Power in Cash Assistance in Afghanistan
This document outlines lessons learned from a joint UNHCR-WFP project in Afghanistan aimed at identifying and mitigating the risks of abuse of power in cash assistance. The cash transfer mechanisms discussed during the mission were cash distribution through Hawalas, mobile token, mobile e-vouchers and...
Risk Assessment and Mitigation Requirements for High-Risk Environments
Guidelines and Tools
This document is an annex to the USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) Proposal Guidelines that provides supplemental requirements for proposals for programs in high-risk operating environments. USAID/OFDA recognizes that certain operating environments present a heightened risk of...