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SPACE Direct support to local actors: considerations for donors

Guidelines and Tools

The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the critical role of local actors, including governments, and local and national NGOs, in the design and delivery of programming. Movement restrictions and a rapid scale-up of humanitarian and social protection assistance to new populations have driven a greater focus...

31 August 2021

Vouchers for Essential Items and GBV Prevention and Response: Palestine

Report

The COVID-19 pandemic increased the risk of gender-based violence (GBV) for women and girls in Palestine. Women reported to UNFPA that diminished economic opportunities and financial stress significantly contributed to this increased risk. In response, UNFPA provided vouchers to respond to the urgent...

24 August 2021

Cash Assistance for Female Sex Workers during the COVID-19 pandemic: Indonesia

Report

The COVID-19 pandemic heavily impacted sex workers in Indonesia: their incomes decreased dramatically, they encountered greater difficulty accessing healthcare, and many of them could not access the government cash assistance that was set up to help Indonesians during the pandemic. This CVA pilot provided...

24 August 2021

دراسة حالة مسؤولية البيانات و الاستهداف الرقمي عن بعد خلال كوفيد-19

تقرير

أدت التحديات الناجمة عن الوباء إلى جميع أنواع الابتكارات والتكيفات التي تركز على الاستهداف عن بعد والتسجيل والتحقق والتسليم. في حين أن هذه الأساليب الجديدة ضرورية...

23 August 2021

دراسة حالة: المشاركة المسؤولة للبيانات مع الحكومات

تقرير

ساهمت أزمة فيروس كورونا المستجد كوفيد-19، والركود الاقتصادي الواسع النطاق ، وفقدان العمالة الرسمية وغير الرسمية ، في تسريع الروابط بين المساعدات النقدية والقسائم...

23 August 2021

Disability Inclusive Cash Assistance: Learnings from Practice in Humanitarian Response

Guidelines and Tools

This case study collection describes lessons learned from seven inclusive humanitarian cash transfer projects implemented from 2015 – 2020 in Niger, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Philippines, and Indonesia, and five ongoing projects from the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic responses. This good practice...

19 August 2021

Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA): A Step by Step Guidelines

Guidelines and Tools

The purpose of this guideline is to increase knowledge around CVA in applying the CVA approaches wherever appropriate, instead of referring to traditional in-kind assistance. It refers to the technical concept of CVA as well as to the operational management of CVA components. Trends and perspectives of...

5 August 2021

مذكرة إرشادية حول المساعدات النقدية والقسائم الشرائية الإنسانية (CVA) الخاصة بصندوق الأمم المتحدة للسكان: المساعدات النقدية والقسائم الشرائية في ظل كوفيد-19

إرشادات وأدوات

Women and girls affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in crisis and displacement contexts may face increased risk of gender-based violence (GBV) as well as increased financial barriers to accessing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care and services. CVA can address certain financial barriers to access SRH...

4 August 2021

We Don’t Do a Lot for Them Specifically

Report

Cash based assistance is a large part of government and NGO responses to social protection needs during the COVID-19 crisis. But is this assistance reaching people with diverse SOGIESC (aka LGBTIQ+ people). There are clear needs, borne of systemic discrimination, including loss of informal sector work,...

August 2021

We Don’t Do a Lot for Them Specifically – Quick Guide

Report

August 2021

How to promote better nutrition through social assistance – A guidance note

Guidelines and Tools

This guidance is intended to inform the design or adaptation of the following social assistance interventions to make them more nutrition-sensitive (see Box 1): cash transfers, cash-plus, in-kind transfers, school feeding, and public works programmes.

31 July 2021

Programmes De Transferts Monétaires – Lignes directrices étape par étape

Guides et outils

Les transferts monétaires désignent l’ensemble des programmes d’assistance qui prévoient la distribution directe aux bénéficiaires d’un instrument de paiement (argent en espèces ou coupons) sans remboursement. Dans le contexte de l’aide humanitaire, les bénéficiaires peuvent être des...

31 July 2021

The Receipt

Report

Save the Children Australia: Pacific Cash Preparedness and Response Program

30 June 2021

SPACE Overcoming barriers to coordinating across social protection and humanitarian assistance – building on promising practices

Policy paper

The importance of strong coordination between actors preparing, designing and implementing shock responses is well accepted. This has been highlighted specifically concerning shock responsive social protection (SRSP) as well as linking humanitarian action and social protection (HA-SP). However, despite...

30 June 2021

Integrating gender and inclusion in social protection response to COVID-19: What have we learnt?

Policy paper

COVID-19 has exacerbated existing inequalities for women and girls and persons with disabilities. During the pandemic, women have been more likely than men to drop out of the labour force, have shouldered an unequal burden of unpaid care work, and are facing increased threats from gender-based violence...

30 June 2021

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

Programas de Transferencias Monetarias en Respuesta a la Pandemia de COVID-19 Lecciones Aprendidas de un Programa CARE Para varios Países

Informe

CARE implementó un programa en varios países, con el objetivo de reducir los impactos negativos del COVID-19 en las poblaciones vulnerables, especialmente en las mujeres y las niñas, utilizando enfoques complementarios y multimodales, incluyendo la provisión de asistencia en efectivo y con vales...

18 June 2021

Les transferts monétaires dans la réponse à la pandémie de COVID-19 Leçons apprises d’un programme multi-pays de CARE

Rapport

CARE a mis en œuvre un programme multi-pays, dans le but de réduire les impacts négatifs de la COVID-19 sur les populations vulnérables, en particulier les femmes et les jeunes filles, en utilisant des approches complémentaires et multimodales, y compris les transferts monétaires aux populations...

18 June 2021

Cash and Voucher Assistance in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Lessons Learned from a CARE Multi-Country Program

Report

CARE implemented a multi-country program with the aim of reducing the negative impacts of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations, especially women and girls, using complementary and multimodal approaches, including the provision of cash and voucher assistance (CVA). Given the nature and scale of this program...

18 June 2021

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