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Libya Cash and Markets Working Group (CMWG) Advocacy and Communications Plan

Report

The Libya Cash & Markets Working Group (CMWG) Strategic Framework & 2017 Workplan outlines ‘communication and advocacy’ as a ‘deliverable’ for supporting ‘HC/HCT decision making’.
Throughout March & April 2017, the CMWG Steering Committee used a series of tools as part of a seven-step process...

August 2017

Cash Consortium of Iraq (CCI)

Report

The Cash Consortium Iraq (CCI) was selected as a case study to illustrate a consortium model of inter-agency collaboration for multi-purpose cash assistance (MPCA), with a formal relationship between partners and a shared funding stream, both bilaterally to member agencies and through the lead agency. It...

April 2017

MEB and Transfer Value Guide

Guidelines and Tools

This document is the harmonized Minimum Expenditure Basket (MEB) and transfer value of the Libya Cash & Markets WG (CMWG) for April – June 2017 (Q2). Currently the data available is only enough to inform calculations for Libyans (IDPs and host).

29 March 2017

Libya Humanitarian Cash Working Group (CWG) Key Messages on Government Payments

Report

The purpose of this document is to address one of the primary concerns of stakeholders prioritising the delivery of cash based interventions in Libya:
The majority of beneficiaries receiving cash assistance are already have other sources of income (government payments in particular) Therefore they do not...

March 2017

Libya Humanitarian Cash Working Group (CWG) Key Messages

Report

The purpose of this document is to provide key messages of the Cash Working Group (CWG) that can be used in discussions with humanitarian stakeholders. This document is not designed to be passed to interlocutors, but rather inform CWG members on key points to raise in discussions.

January 2017

Challenging the System: Humanitarian Cash Transfers in Iraq

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Cash transfers have been used in Iraq to meet the critical basic needs of a highly vulnerable population, providing them dignity and flexibility in a context of uncertainty and economic need. Although Iraq is an appropriate context for the use of cash transfers, factors including government acceptance,...

2017

Cash Transfer Programming: Lessons from northern Iraq

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In situations of conflict, disaster and protracted crisis, displaced persons not only face physical threats but are also  confronted with the challenge of economic survival. High levels of general unemployment or legal barriers to labour market entry often restrict access to jobs and income, and...

2017

As the movement for cash transfer programming advances, how can we ensure that people with disabilities are not left behind in cash transfer programming for emergencies?

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It is estimated that 15% of the world’s population has a disability and evidence has shown that those with a disability are likely to be disproportionately affected when a crisis hits. In a 2015 global consultation carried out by Handicap International, 75% of respondents living with a disability, the...

8 December 2016

E-Transfers for Hygiene through Red Rose in Northern Syria

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Cash is receiving a lot of attention globally and is currently being scaled-up at the highest level. On the 9th February 2016, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched his report for the World Humanitarian Summit, calling for cash-based programming to be the ‘default method of support for affected...

1 September 2016

Untapped Humanitarian Demand: A Business Case for Expanding Digital Financial Services

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The International Rescue Committee, commissioned Strategy Impact Advisors  to build a return on investment (ROI) model to estimate whether or not a business case exists for expanded coverage of digital financial services in crisis-prone areas (Lebanon and the Philippines). This analysis provides...

18 August 2016

Finding Economic Opportunity in the City: Lessons from IRC’s Cash and Livelihoods Programmes in Cities within Lebanon and Jordan

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This report looks at IRC’s experiences in cash assistance and livelihoods programming in Lebanon and Jordan in the context of the Syrian regional response. It explores opportunities and challenges inherent to cash and livelihoods programming, identifying good practices and ways to integrate other...

9 July 2016

Cash Working Groups: A preliminary mapping

Report

Brief overview of the state of cash working groups in emergency settings.

February 2016

Cash-based programming to address hunger in conflict-affected South Sudan: A case study

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For some time aid agencies and donors have recognised the benefits of utilising markets to deliver food assistance. And  for almost as long, cash-based programming has been effective in doing this by improving people’s ability to purchase sufficient nutritious food. Addressing hunger through cash...

2016

ELAN Workshop Report: E-Transfers in Iraq and Syria

Report

This report outlines the main conclusions and takeways of ELAN workshop held in Iraq. The event was organized to meet the following objectives: Introduce participants to the what, why, and when of e-transfers. Explore solutions to the particular challenges of using e-transfers in Iraq and Syria. Share...

2016

Giving Better: Lessons from Cash Grants for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

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Cash grants to the poor have proven to be an effective form of aid for reducing poverty. Direct cash assistance is inexpensive to administer and allows recipients to buy what they want and need, rather than what experts think they need. Recent research shows that cash grants also work well for assisting...

2016

Impact Evaluation of the Multipurpose Cash Assistance Programme

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The Syrian crisis is currently in its sixth year, with over one million Syrians still living in Lebanon as refugees. Nearly 60% of all financial resources pledged by UN agencies and INGOs were to secure basic assistance for Syrian refugees, mainly to support them in meeting food and healthcare needs. In...

2016

Pre-Crisis Market Analysis: Credit, Drinking Water and Wheat Flour Market Systems

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Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, was captured by ISIS in June 2014 and remains under their control. The Iraqi army has vowed to recapture Mosul and the speculation is that a counter-offensive is imminent – a military operation which could have dramatic humanitarian implications. A large influx of...

2016

Using Cash for Shelter: An Overview of CRS Programs

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Cash continues to gain prevalence as a modality for humanitarian agencies to help people meet multiple and diverse needs in the wake of a crisis. It provides people with the dignity of choice, and is often significantly more cost-efficient than the delivery of in-kind aid. In programs with a shelter...

2016

Cash 101: Cash and Voucher Assistance Explained

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