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Impact Evaluation of Cash-Based Transfers on Food Security and Gender Equality in El Salvador
1. Gender inequality is pervasive, particularly in developing countries such as El Salvador, and its potential welfare implications are concerning. In El Salvador, only 45.4 percent of women participate in the labour market, in contrast to 74.4 percent of men. 2. Economic development, gender equality in...
Joint Market Assessment Round 2
This report assesses the feasibility of implementing Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA), specifically Multipurpose Cash Assistance (MPCA), to support individuals impacted by the February 6 earthquakes. The evaluation focuses on the acceptance of various forms of cash modalities, availability of key items,...
Ensuring Inclusive Cash and Voucher Programming in Vanuatu
Save the Children is expanding its cash and voucher programming in Vanuatu; helping families to overcome financial barriers to improve outcomes for their children and advocating for investments in a national social protection system.
This report presents the findings of a Gender Equality, Disability...
Ensuring Inclusive Cash and Voucher Programming in Solomon Islands
Save the Children is expanding its cash and voucher programming in Solomon Islands; helping families to overcome financial barriers to improve outcomes for their children and advocating for investments in a national social protection system.
This report presents the findings of a Gender Equality,...
Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) Analysis: Rapid review to inform cash programming in Solomon Islands and Vanuatu
There is compelling global evidence that, on average, cash transfers reduce monetary poverty, raise school attendance and use of health services, reduce child labour and increase women’s decision-making power and choices. Cash programming though, is relatively new in Pacific Island Countries (PICs) and...
Feasibility study on CVA in Tigray Region, Ethiopia_October 2023
The two years of conflict in Tigray has fueled a large-scale humanitarian crisis and resulted in loss of livelihoods and widespread food insecurity of the population especially Internally Displaced Populations and agrarian communities in the region.
The crisis affected the livelihoods of the...
WVI Cash Roadmap 2.0 – New Avenues – Leveraging, multiplying “Nexus” cash to take children and their families further than imagined
WVI's strategic global Cash Roadmap 2.0 (2024-2027) speaks to the organisations' commitment that amidst polycrises and resourcing constraints, there is urgency to maximise and multiply World Vision's capabilities, assets and cash voucher programming (CVP=CVA) is a powerful tool to do so.
Gender-Transformative Social Protection in Crisis Contexts: Guidance note
Guidelines and Tools
This guidance note is produced under the Social Protection Technical Assistance (STAAR) facility which is funded by FCDO and implemented by DAI Global UK. It was commissioned by GiZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to advance the international...
UNFPA Indicators for GBV Risk Mitigation in Cash Assistance with Supporting Guidance
Guidelines and Tools
This guide offers proxy indicators for assessing GBV risks to women in cash interventions. Cash actors can adapt these proxy indicators, which were developed based on operational research that focused on multipurpose cash assistance programmes, according to their context and the structure of their cash...
Exploring GBV Risk Mitigation in Iraq and Colombia
In 2022, UNFPA and the Global Women’s Institute (GWI) at George Washington University undertook operational research in Iraq and Colombia with the goal of developing proxy indicators for mitigating GBV risk to women who receive cash assistance. Proxy indicators for detecting GBV risks to women in cash...
What’s Next for Cash: Mercy Corps’ approach to cash and voucher assistance
The brief outlines Mercy Corps' CVA approach & standards applied across our CVA portfolio and sets the direction for CVA in Mercy Corps moving forward.
The approach outlines how CVA contributes to Mercy Corps Pathway to Possibility strategy by focusing on areas that drive impact & sector leadership,...
Humanitarian Cash Transfers and Intimate Partner Violence in South Sudan
Cash-based programming, an intervention commonly provided to people affected by humanitarian crisis, has the potential to affect IPV positively or negatively. This study, however, found no evidence that this cash-based project had any significant effect on IPV. However, the relationship between cash...
“Men have the power to say everything, women don’t.” Women’s perceptions of cash and voucher assistance in Maiduguri’s outskirts
In northeast Nigeria, women and girls constitute approximately two-thirds of cash and voucher assistance (CVA) recipients. However, stark gender inequalities in the region make it difficult to hear women’s perspectives. This study aims to amplify their voices and concerns to inform decision-making...
Impact Evaluation of Cash-Based Transfers and Gender in Kenya: Inception report
Guidelines and Tools
Gender inequality in economic autonomy is pervasive, particularly in developing countries, and its potential welfare implications are concerning. The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report for 2022 ranks Kenya as 57th for the Gender Gap on Economic participation, and an opportunity index...
Onward Bound: Evaluating Cash and Voucher Assistance for Migrants on Sahel’s Migration Trail – Research and learnings from the Sahel region
This research – a collaboration between the British Red Cross and Samuel Hall – provides evidence on the opportunities and challenges to integrate cash and vouchers assistance (CVA) as a support modality in migration programming in the context of transit migration in the Sahel. While CVA has become...
Using Cash and Voucher Assistance to improve Menstrual Health and Hygiene in Bangladesh
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and its partners are implementing a Menstrual Health and Hygiene (MHH) project for women and girls in two urban slums of Dhaka using Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA). The project has a dual objective of responding to period poverty in Bangladesh – the struggle...
توجيهات صندوق الأمم المتحدة للسكان: كيفية تصميم المساعدات النقدية وإعدادها في مجال إدارة حالات العنف القائم على النوع الاجتماعي
لا بدّ من النظر بدقّة في الأحكام المتعلّقة بتوقيت وكيفية استخدام المساعدات النقدية كأداة في إدارة حالات العنف القائم على النوع الاجتماعي، وذلك من أجل التخفيف من أي...
An Integrated Approach to Menstrual Hygiene Management: Awareness sessions and cash assistance for women and girls affected by crisis in Lebanon
In 2022, UNFPA Lebanon worked with local partners to launch an integrated cash and awareness for menstrual hygiene management (MHM) initiative as a way to tackle the growing issue of period poverty amidst the country’s economic crisis. Through the pilot, over 2,600 vulnerable women and girls of...
Gender-based violence (GBV) risk mitigation in cash and voucher assistance (CVA) in Colombia: Learning from a joint CVA & GBV workshop
Building on existing global tools and best practices as well as the work already done by cash actors and the CWG of Colombia (including previous engagements between the GBV National Coordination Group and the CWG), a workshop took place in October 2022 in Bogotá. Capitalizing on participants’ expertise...
Mitigación de los riesgos relacionados con la violencia basada en género (VBG) en los programas de transferencias monetarias en Colombia: Conclusiones de un taller conjunto sobre programas de transferencias monetarias y VBG
En octubre de 2022, se organizó un taller en Bogotá basado en las herramientas y mejores prácticas existentes a nivel mundial, y en el trabajo ya completado por los agentes de transferencias en efectivo y el Grupo de Trabajo de Transferencias Monetarias de Colombia (incluidos los compromisos previos...