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Locally Led Anticipatory Action Guide and Toolkit
Guidelines and Tools
How civil society organisations can engage with communities, and collaborate with mandated, technical and donor agencies to localise and scale up early warning and early action
The purpose of the guide is to support civil society organisations to engage with communities and other actors and structures...
Payment Solution Seekers Webinar
This webinar marked the launch of the Payment solutions for CVA implementers report; which helps implementing organizations, payment companies and regulators leverage FinTech innovations to increase the impact of Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA).
“No-one has ever helped me like this.” User journeys of cash recipients in Ukraine
Russia‘s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 has caused a severe
humanitarian crisis – with widespread displacement, destruction of infrastructure, and
an urgent need for humanitarian assistance. In response, the humanitarian community
has supported the Ukrainian government to initiate...
Cash and Protection in the Ukraine Response
This learning report stems from bilateral discussions with the Collaborative Cash Delivery (CCD) Network’s members in Ukraine and Poland, many of whom were on the cusp of designing or implementing C4P programmes as part of the Ukraine response and were seeking learning and experience from each other.
Cash Assistance for GBV Survivors Receiving Case Management in Indonesia
In partnership with Johns Hopkins University, UNFPA conducted an evaluation study on cash assistance for GBV Survivors receiving Case Management in Indonesia. The evaluation study was conducted to understand the impact of the cash assistance on safety, health, and uptake of services of GBV survivors in...
Will our Opinion Matter? Community consultations on the design of multi-purpose cash programmes in Lebanon
Since late 2019, Lebanon has been grappling with a severe economic and financial crisis. The Lebanese lira has lost more than 98 percent of its value, and over half of the Lebanese population is estimated to be living in poverty. The Government of Lebanon and development and humanitarian agencies have...
How do Labels and Vouchers Shape Unconditional Cash Transfers? Experimental Evidence from Georgia
We implemented a randomized control trial in Georgia to study how labels and food vouchers affect household expenditure among low-income recipients of unconditional cash transfers. Households were randomly assigned to receive only an unconditional cash transfer, a label indicating an amount intended for...
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,...
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.
Recommendations on Cash for Protection for General Protection Actors
The aim of this document is to offer recommendations on the use of Cash for Protection interventions in Ukraine, including to create a common understanding among humanitarian partners, and to harmonize practices. This includes: ● Defining Cash for Protection & its objectives ● Scenarios for possible...
Cash for Protection Guidelines for Protection Partners
Guidelines and Tools
This document provides guidance and clarification on the implementation of cash for protection activities in Yemen, with the view of ensuring a common understanding and harmonizing practices. In particular, these guidelines aim to: provide a definition of cash for protection and specify its...
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...
Social Protection and Anticipatory Action to Protect Agricultural Livelihoods
As the quality of climate risk information and scientific forecasting has continued to improve, the imperative to act in advance of an imminent shock in order to protect people, assets and livelihoods has also gained notable attention and increasing investment. Recognizing this opportunity, some...
Cash For Protection Global Workshop Report
The aim of the C4P workshop was to bring together practitioners across different organisations and agencies working in cash and protection to share existing policies and practices, promote a joint understanding of what “cash for protection” entails, and outline minimum requirements and key approaches...
Guidance Note on the Cash and Voucher Assistance Coordination and Reporting
Guidelines and Tools
The objective of this guidance note is: (1) Inform about the CBI TWG about the MPCA and its coordination; (2) Inform about reporting tools for MPCA and sectoral cash activities.
Operational Alignment of Humanitarian Cash Programming with Ukraine’s Social Protection System
This paper explores the extent to which humanitarian Multipurpose Cash Assistance (MPCA) in Ukraine has been able to leverage different elements of the delivery chain of national social protection (SP) programming. The basis of this paper is the framework developed by Seyfert et al., in their 2019...
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...
Does Cash Assistance Help During Acute Food Insecurity?
Cash-based programming is an intervention commonly provided to people affected by humanitarian crisis. Although focusing on the relationship between cash transfers and intimate partner violence, this study also explored links between cash and food insecurity. It finds that seasonal cash for work may not...