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Cash Transfers and Cash Plus Interventions in Yemen since 2015: An Annotated Bibliography

Report

This report presents an annotated bibliography of cash transfers and cash plus interventions that have been instituted in Yemen’s humanitarian and development sectors since 2015. Before the outbreak of conflict in Yemen in 2015, the Social Welfare Fund (SWF) was the country’s flagship social...

24 April 2020

Applying Behavioral Science to Humanitarian Cash camp; Voucher Assistance for Better Outcomes for Women

Report

Cash and voucher assistance (CVA) is widely recognized as an effective and powerful tool in humanitarian settings. Recent innovation in humanitarian CVA has sought to increase efficiency by harmonizing procedures and improving delivery through new technology; these
innovations have cut costs while...

23 April 2020

Behavioral Design Checklist for Humanitarian Cash and Voucher Assistance Improving Outcomes for Women

Guidelines and Tools

This checklist highlights designs for humanitarian cash and voucher assistance (CVA) that can increase the impact
of CVA for women recipients in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The goal of the design principles presented is to optimize CVA to help recipients effectively spend the transfer...

23 April 2020

Cash as a core component of the COVID-19 Response in Iraq

Policy paper

The COVID-19 pandemic and the containment measures imposed to limit transmission have both severe immediate and long-term economic consequences. The globe is experiencing ‘one of the sharpest economic contractions in modern times.’ As always in a time of crisis, it is the
most vulnerable that will...

16 April 2020

LOUISE Learning Review

Report

This report presents the outcomes of the learning review on the Lebanon One Unified Inter-Organizational System for E-cards (LOUISE) platform commissioned by UNICEF on behalf of the LOUISE agencies (WFP, UNHCR, UNICEF) in 2019 to build on the LOUISE experience and conduct a stock-taking exercise. The...

15 April 2020

Cash Feasibility Assessment for NorthWest Syria

Report

The objective of this cash feasibility assessment for northwest Syria is to provide evidence-based, structured analysis of the various dimensions that make cash and vouchers interventions feasible. The primary audience for this document are all the organizations either currently involved in cash-based...

7 April 2020

Cost-Efficiency and Cost-Effectiveness Study of UNICEF “Cash Plus” Interventions in Lebanon and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Policy paper

The combination of basic services delivery and cash transfers is known among humanitarian practitioner as “cash plus”. This approach represents a solid comparative advantage for UNICEF considering its footprint in basic services delivery as well as its commitment to scale up humanitarian cash...

7 April 2020

Statement on Likely Impacts of COVID-19 on Humanitarian Cash Transfers in Yemen

Report

The COVID-19 pandemic has now spread to the Middle East. Countries across the region are imposing measures to prevent further spread of the virus. Currently there are no confirmed cases in Yemen, but it is highly likely that COVID-19 will eventually reach the country. Organizations are shifting funding...

April 2020

UNHCR Cash Assistance and Covid 19: Emerging field practices

Guidelines and Tools

This document is a snapshot of the many innovative field practices emerging in light of COVID-19.
UNHCR preparedness and response to COVID-19 is comprehensive including cash assistance as quick and efficient means of getting assistance to people fast, empowering families to deal with the crisis and meet...

April 2020

Cash and Voucher Assistance and the Covid-19 Outbreak, Syria

Guidelines and Tools

This documents intents to provide guidance and advice on how to best adapt Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) programming during the current Covid-19 outbreak and specifically how to manage CVA during the outbreak and how to operate while reducing the risk of contamination
This document is a compilation of...

26 March 2020

South Sudan Joint Market Monitoring Initiative (JMMI)

Report

In an effort to better inform cash-based interventions and understand market dynamics in South Sudan, the Joint Market Monitoring Initiative (JMMI) was created by the South Sudan Cash Working Group (CWG) in August 2019. The initiative is guided by the JMMI Technical Working Group (JMMI-TWG), led by REACH...

23 January 2020

Recommendations on Leveraging Existing Protection Programming to Facilitate Access to ESSN

Report

At the request of the Inter Sector Working Group in Gaziantep and the Protection Working Group, the Cash-Based Interventions Technical Working Group (CBI TWG) produced an analysis of the need for cash-based interventions for people living under temporary protection (TP) or international protection (IP) in...

23 January 2020

South Sudan Cash Working Group (CWG) 5Ws reporting template

Guidelines and Tools

Template Spreadsheet for reporting activities on WHO does WHAT, WHERE, WHEN for WHOM that fall under the Cash Working Group framework.

2020

Libya Pre & Post Monitoring Questions Urban Refugee Programme

Report

Pre & Post Monitoring Questions for the Urban Refugee Programme in Libya

2020

Multi-purpose cash assistance and health: Evaluating the effect of the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) programme on access to health care for refugees in Turkey

Policy paper

This policy brief provides a summarizations of a 2019 analysis of data collected by WFP between 2017 and 2019 on refugees in Turkey including the Comprehensive Vulnerability Monitoring Exercise (CVME) in addition to longitudinal data from Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) programme applicant households...

18 December 2019

Biometric Data Collection in Humanitarian Action: Through the lens of responsible data management

Webinar

20 November 2019 / English

Assistência em Dinheiro e Cupões que Funciona para as Mulheres: 6 lições do terreno

Report

A Assistência em Dinheiro e Cupões (CVA) é actualmente uma ferramenta comum na acção humanitária que é utilizada para fazer face, com maior dignidade, às diversas necessidades de pessoas refugiadas por motivo de crises e conflitos. Embora existam cada vez mais evidências do efeito da CVA no...

11 November 2019

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