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Locally-Led Responses to Cash and Voucher Assistance in the Middle East and North Africa: Barriers, progress and opportunities
This research highlights moments of tension between the reported commitment of the humanitarian sector towards localization and the actual steps implemented to advance locally-led CVA. Subsequently, recommendations emphasize the responsibilities of the sector in order to expand locally-led approaches in...
استجابات المساعدات النقدية والقسائم بقيادة محلية في الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا: التقدم والعوامل التمكينية والعوائق
يسلط هذا البحث الضوء على فترات التوتر بين الالتزام المبلغ عنه للقطاع الإنساني تجاه التمكين المحلي وبين الخطوات الفعلية المتخذة لتعزيز المساعدات النقدية والقسائم (CVA)...
Local Actors’ Capacity Building Needs Beyond CVA (MENA)
In light of the findings produced by the previous year’s research cycle on LLR in MENA, the CoP made “identifying and addressing capacity building needs” a core priority for the group moving forward. The aim is to ensure that local actors are set for success, and fair competitors for grants...
IOM Cash-Based Interventions Annual Report and Case Studies 2022
Since 2019, IOM has placed special attention on building capacity to increase the use and coordination of cash-based interventions (CBI) across the organization in line with the Grand Bargain commitments. Following the successful implementation of the IOM Strategy for Humanitarian CBI 2019–2021, the...
بناء قدرات الجهات الفاعلة المحلية في الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا
في ضوء النتائج التي توصلت إليها دورة البحث في العام السابق حول الاستجابة المحلية في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا، جعل مجتمع الممارسة “تحديد احتياجات بناء القدرات...
Investigating Operational Models for Multi-purpose Cash Delivery and Links to Social Protection: Spotlight on the Middle East and North Africa
This piece of research looked at six case studies in the MENA region where CVA is being delivered at scale. It looked at the characteristics of the operational models of delivering multi-purpose cash assistance (MPCA), and how that enables (or not) links with existing national social protection...
Cash Working Group De-activation in Iraq
The humanitarian context in Iraq has evolved significantly in the past years, advancing towards recovery and sustainability for the conflict-affected population. During 2022, the humanitarian coordination structure worked on a process to phase out, in line with the transitional context. Clusters and the...
Mapping of Sectoral CVA Interventions – Iraq
Guidelines and Tools
After the de-activation of the Inter-Cluster Coordination Group (ICCG) led by UN OCHA in 2022, in January 2023 the Cash Working Group (CWG) transitioned into the Iraq Cash Forum (ICF), a technical advisory and coordination platform for cash partners in Iraq. The ICF sits under the Humanitarian Country...
Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance 2023: Considerations and recommendations
MPCA has been a major component during the humanitarian response in Iraq and it has been proven to be a successful assistance to support vulnerable populations to meet their immediate needs. During the past years, members of the Cash Working Group (CWG) agreed to harmonise the MPCA approach and its...
Accessing Social Protection in Iraq: Mapping of Programs and Analysis of Barriers
Social protection programmes play a key role in addressing poverty, inequality, and vulnerability in societies. In Iraq, a range of social protection initiatives have been implemented to support diverse segments
of the population, including women, children, the elderly, persons with disabilities, and...