Effective coordination can prevent gaps and overlaps in humanitarian responses, ensure the impact of CVA is optimised for the benefit of crisis affected populations, whilst also making the most of limited humanitarian funding. But the CALP Network’s State of the World’s Cash report found that cash coordination is seen as weak and ad hoc, and that this is having serious operational impact.
Ninety-five donors, international and national NGOs, private sector actors and one UN agency have called for clarity on two key issues surrounding cash coordination:
- Who should be accountable for ensuring effective cash coordination, and
- What the scope of Cash Working Groups should be, including in relation to multipurpose cash.
We urgently need to build on what works and provide clarity at the global level on the questions above, whilst adapting to different contexts. Clear decisions based on the impact on affected populations rather than agency politics are long overdue.
We aim to contribute to progress on this issue on three levels: supporting Cash Working Groups at the regional level; contributing to practical solutions for cash coordination at the global level; and convening evidence-based discussion on the key issues, highlighting critical decision points and opportunities for progress.
Cash Coordination 2022 – LIVE timeline
The latest updates on cash coordination as they unfold.
95 Organisations Sign Letter Calling for Strengthened Cash Coordination
Today a letter signed by 95 organisations was handed into the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) urging the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) to take a decision on the leadership and scope of...
Is cash transforming the humanitarian system or is the system limiting how cash is used?
At the State of World’s Cash 2020 launch event, Sorcha O’Callaghan, Director of Humanitarian Policy Group at ODI warned that, “Cash offers a huge transformative potential, but as far as the...
State of the World’s Cash 2020 Chapter 5 summary: Coordination
There has been very limited progress on cash coordination since 2017. Cash continues to challenge the established coordination and funding architecture, and efforts to resolve outstanding...
Cash Coordination Tip Sheet
Guidelines and Tools
This tip sheet sets out established best practice, key guidance and resources for all aspects of cash coordination, intended as a clear, accessible and action-oriented guide for those engaged in...
Introducing the Cash Coordination Tip Sheet
The CALP Network has developed a tipsheet setting out established best practice and key guidance and resources for all aspects of cash coordination, intended as a clear, accessible and...
Cash Coordination: A proposal from members in MENA
Earlier this year the CALP Network undertook regional consultations to explore options for cash coordination. This blog lays out recommendations from participants from the Middle East and North...
Cash Working Group terms of reference template
Guidelines and Tools
This terms of reference (ToR) template for response-level Cash Working Groups (CWG) defines the purpose, structure and the
roles and responsibilities of the CWG. This ToR template serves as the foundation for developing country-specific Cash Working
Group ToRs that should be adapted as necessary. This...
Cash Catch Up
Never been to a Cash Catch Up event? Maybe they were too early for your time zone in the past? Now is your chance to join us! We are planning something dynamic, multilingual, interactive, and best suited for people in time zones from UTC and west. This 1-hour event will help you to: Learn about...
Turkiye and Syria Earthquake Response: Advice and resources for cash practitioners
Drawing on learning from comparable crises, we have compiled useful information and advice for anyone involved in Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) programming in Turkiye and Syria following the recent earthquakes.
Monthly factsheet of the Cash for Protection Taskforce (C4PTF) for the Ukraine Response
This Factsheet is produced on a monthly basis for Protection and Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) specialists who are considering, planning for, or already using CVA integrated into protection programming to support protection outcomes for individuals and households inside and outside of Ukraine. Key...
Ukraine: Unlocking a more effective humanitarian response (Webinar recording)
Ukraine has rapidly become one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises as a result of the Russian invasion in February 2022. Millions remain displaced within Ukraine and other countries and many communities have been devastated by the conflict. Cash transfers have been prioritised as the main form...
Musical Money Messages – Mobile Innovation from Mercy Corps
We don’t usually put music, quizzes and voice messages in the same category as effective humanitarian cash and voucher assistance (CVA). So, our interest was piqued when Mercy Corps won USAID’s ‘2022 Digital Development Award’ for a human-centered program which used songs, games, and quizzes sent...
Ukraine: Unlocking a more effective humanitarian response
Join this webinar with representatives of the Government of Ukraine, local and international organisations and donors to discuss how we can overcome the limitations of the international humanitarian system to deliver more effective assistance in year two of the Ukraine crisis.
Ukraine: Unlocking a more effective humanitarian response (Peresentation)
This slide deck was used in the 8 February 2023 webinar organised by CALP, Ground Truth Solutions and Humanitarian Outcomes title: “Ukraine: Unlocking a more effective humanitarian response”. Agenda Brief presentations Key findings from Ground Truth Solutions, Marina Key findings from the Ukraine...
Pacific Regional Cash Working Group (PRCWG): Quarterly meeting
Agenda/ Minutes of Meeting on the Quarterly Meeting (26 January 2023) of the Pacific Regional Cash Working Group (PRCWG).
Community based targeting: The ‘best-worst’ thing for limited humanitarian resources?
A recent blog by Development Pathways argued that Community Based Targeting (CBT) posed a risk to social stability. Whilst acknowledging the risks, the article below asserts that transitioning from CBT is not immediately possible, and in that light, provides a checklist and additional resources for...