Digital technology is transforming the way we respond to emergencies. Innovations range from how we identifying people eligible for assistance, to data collection for assessments and monitoring, to communication with crisis-affected communities. Digital payment systems, including mobile devices, electronic vouchers, and cards – when used appropriately – can deliver timelier, more secure, more cost effective, and inclusive assistance. But as the volume of data we collect, store and share about people grows, we must ensure that our data protection systems keep pace and that we understand and mitigate for the risks inherent in new technologies.
Podcast: Is informed consent possible in humanitarian CVA?
Episode 2 of the CashCast tackles data responsibility with Amos Doornbos, Linda Raftree, James Eaton Lee and Ric Tighe
Consent and Ownership in the Shift to Digital Cash and Voucher Assistance
Part of committing to cash and voucher assistance (CVA) is committing to going digital and collecting data. While they are two different things, they are deeply intertwined. And while an...
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 (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...
Changes to US and UN economic sanctions may simplify CVA implementation
Recent changes to the UN and US economic sanctions regimes promise to improve cash transfer process across international borders, but changes might not be as quick or comprehensive as we would hope. We put eight questions to Rory Crew, who has looked into the matter for you.
Pacific cash learning event 2022: Report
The Pacific Cash Learning Event was held during an important time for the region. The Pacific is highly vulnerable to disasters, which are becoming increasingly frequent and intense as a result of climate change. These disasters threaten health, food and water systems and economic security, while the...
Web3 and Communities at Risk: Myths and Problems with Current Experiments
The report demonstrates 3 key areas where Web3 experimentation from start-ups, humanitarian and development aid organisations, and other non-traditional commercial partners is targeting marginalised groups: Payment, Currency, and Identification.
Donor Cash Forum Statement and Guiding Principles on Interoperability of Data Systems in Humanitarian Cash Programming
The DCF’s ten guiding principles on data interoperability in cash programming are relevant across the spectrum of sector and sub-sector programming along the Humanitarian- Development-Peace Nexus. The guiding principles outlined in this statement will build upon existing interoperability commitments to...
Out of Residential Care Institutions : building the capacities of vulnerable households to ensure family-based care during COVID-19
A short video highlighting how cash and voucher assistance (CVA) transitioned to livelihood early recovery support to enable vulnerable households affected by the secondary impacts of COVID-19 to strengthen their capacity to care for their children and for youth living in Residential Care Institutions to...
A short video highlighting how cash and voucher assistance (CVA) achieved child protection outcomes for vulnerable households affected by the secondary impacts of COVID-19 and already receiving case management by child protection agencies, strengthening their capacities to cover their essential needs,...
Delivering Better Together: Standard Operating Procedures for Oxfam’s Approach to Cash and Voucher Assistance
Guidelines and Tools
Delivering Better Together: SOPs for Oxfam’s Approach to Cash and Voucher Assistance is a digital guide to all things cash and vouchers in Oxfam that can be downloaded to and accessed from a phone, tablet, or any other device. The SOPs focus on the basics of cash and vouchers, the use of it for...
Unlocking Digital Cash and Voucher Assistance: A Guide to Digital Options
Guidelines and Tools
Unlocking Digital Cash and Voucher Assistance: A Guide to Digital Options is designed to help CVA practitioners and decision makers to ask and answer important questions at various stages of the CVA project cycle, in order to systematically decide on the appropriate and relevant digital delivery...