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Cash Transfers and Digital Financial Inclusion: Regional evidence from the Asia-Pacific region, with a focus on Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Nepal
The study examines the barriers and opportunities to strengthening digital financial inclusion for cash transfer recipients in the Asia-Pacific region, with a focus on Bangladesh, Cambodia and Nepal. Specifically, it maps the existing evidence on the landscape of digital financial inclusion and cash...
Cash and Voucher Assistance – Feasibility Study
The feasibility study aims to understand the general CVA landscapes in Nepal and its feasibility. Since the earthquake response in Nepal in 2015, cash and voucher assistance has increasingly become popular as a modality of assistance in emergencies, especially during COVID-19. The study was conducted in...
Anticipatory action and cash transfers for rapid onset hazards: Practitioners note for field testing
This report is a collaboration between Asia-Pacific Regional Cash Working Group (RCWG) and Asia-Pacific Technical Working Group on Anticipatory Action (TWGAA) who have joined forces to understand cash’s relationship with anticipatory action and come up with initial answers. Findings in this study reveal...
Stepping up CVA with COVID-19: Paving the way we respond to future crisis
COVID-19 has thrown the world into lockdown and taken a tremendous toll on the health, social, and economic status of vulnerable communities, households, and individuals. Limitations on daily activities and an over-arching health crisis, restrictions on movement, closures of schools and businesses have...
Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis: Linking humanitarian Cash and Social Protection in practise
This paper seeks to demonstrate practical ways in which NGOs are linking their humanitarian work to social protection and the added importance of this in the context of COVID-19, following from the earlier work of CCD outlining the role of NGOs to
improve the access to and delivery of social protection in...
Partnering with FSPs to Deliver Cash in Nepal: Top Considerations
Guidelines and Tools
Cash transfers are a proven way to help disaster-affected communities flexibly meet urgent basic needs. Several humanitarian agencies are planning cash transfers to support tens of thousands of Nepali earthquake survivors. While initial responses will likely rely on direct cash in envelopes, cash...
Scaling Up Humanitarian Cash Transfers in Nepal
The Nepal earthquake has a number of lessons for the global debates on scaling up cash both at the level of cash responses themselves and in the more transformational way envisaged by the High Level Panel through which cash can disrupt the established humanitarian system. Humanitarian cash transfers after...
Business Guide – Flash appeal for response to the Nepal earthquake
An overview of the main humanitarian issues facing Nepal following the 2015 Earthquake, as well as indicators as to how businesses can assist with disaster response.
Nepal Earthquake Response: Lessons for operational agencies
In the aftermath of the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal, this paper looks at lessons drawn from previous comparable disasters and seeks to provide invaluable information and assistance to the operational agencies responding to the crisis. Seventeen Lessons give an overview of important learnings based on...
The Road to Recovery Cash Transfers as an Emergency Response to Nepal’s Earthquake of 2015 and a Catalyst for Consolidating Nepal’s Social Protection Floor
On 27 May, the Nepal Ministry of Finance issued a decision: “Approval of top up cash transfer for early recovery for vulnerable population affected by the Earthquake”. This marks the beginning of a crucial intervention. Proposed interventions: This paper outlines a proposal to address the economic...