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Transfers with Impact – Pathway to Link Humanitarian Cash to Social Protection through Social Accountability

Policy paper

In response to the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic, governments have introduced over 1,600 social protection measures in almost all the world’s countries and territories. Cash assistance – a critical intervention in supporting the world’s most vulnerable people – also grew by 240% during...

24 June 2021

Readiness Checklist for Cash Working Groups in light of COVID-19 Response – Version 2

Guidelines and Tools

This checklist is designed to assist CWGs adjust their plans and prepare to play an enhanced role in coordination of CVA in the context of increasing (and in some cases unprecedented) needs and limitations of COVID-19. Responses should, as ever, be context specific. We suggest that CWGs consider the...

19 May 2020

Public health and social measures for Covid19 prepardness and response in low capcity and humanitarian context

Guidelines and Tools

May 2020

Core CVA Skills for Programme Staff

Training

The Core CVA Skills for Programme Staff course is a 5-day training for programme staff responsible for designing, implementing and monitoring cash and voucher assistance.

9 March 2020 / New York City, United States / English

Disaster Response: Mobile Money for the Displaced

Report

Advances in mobile technology have opened up new opportunities, not only for communication, but also for using the mobile handset as a platform for a range of applications. The introduction of data transfer facilities and the rise of mobile financial services around the world have allowed mobile money...

2014

Economic Strengthening for Child Protection & Education in Emergencies

Guidelines and Tools

The aim of this compendium is to provide education and child protection coordinators and partners working in the field who are involved in or confronted with economic strengthening programmes with key existing evidence and guidance documents in order to inform their work, at all stages of a programme...

2014

Cash Transfers and HIV Prevention

Report

This paper proposes some initial principles on how to optimize HIV impacts of cash transfers, by encouraging targeting that: focuses on communities with high rates of new HIV infections, particularly acquired via sexual transmission; reduces local or community levels of economic inequalities between men...

2014

How Effective are Cash Transfer Programmes at Improving Nutritional Status?

Report

Cash transfer programmes are a widely applied social protection scheme that has achieved successes in fighting poverty worldwide. A large literature has sprung up around these programmes, yet the relationship between cash transfer programmes and the nutritional status of recipient children is unclear. Can...

July 2012

Do CCT Programmes Have a Pro-Poor Spillover Effect?

Report

This one pager looks at the indirect impact of cash transfer programmes on the food consumption of households which have not received a transfer, but are within the same village as households which have. The paper looks at why this occurs, using evidence from Mexico to show that this phenomena in indeed...

2011

Helpdesk Research Report: Political Economy of Cash Transfers

Report

Cash transfers are a form of social assistance in which money or cash-like instruments (e.g. vouchers) are distributed to vulnerable individuals or households. They can vary in targeting (eligibility requirements, such as age, poverty, and disability) or conditionality (specific actions required to...

2010