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Monitoring and Evaluation

The flexible and multisectoral nature of cash presents unique challenges when it comes to monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of humanitarian responses. Agreeing and using common indicators will help to ensure we are working together to improve the quality of cash and voucher assistance (CVA).

Most M&E challenges, such as a lack of sufficient investment and capacities, are not specific to CVA. But those that are relate primarily to monitoring outcomes for unrestricted transfers. The flexibility of cash transfers can make it difficult to determine appropriate outcome indicators, as they may involve a combination of sector-specific and cross-cutting indicators. At the same time, there are limitations on gathering accurate data on how cash transfers are spent.

Grand Bargain signatories have committed to ensuring relevant M&E mechanisms are in place for cash, and increasing understanding of the costs, benefits, impacts and risks of cash relative to other modalities. Building on this, the GB cash workstream has action points including the development of common outcome indicators for multipurpose cash, and metrics for analysing value for money. Systematic value for money analysis has been limited by factors including a lack of agreed upon approaches, the need for quality outcome data, and the intensive nature of the analysis.

Current priorities

As part of the Grand Bargain cash commitments, CaLP has co-led (with USAID and CRS) the development of Multipurpose Cash Outcome Indicators.The draft for testing is currently available in English, French and Spanish via the CaLP library.

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Cash and Child Protection: How cash transfer programming can protect children from abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence

Guidelines and Tools

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Comparative Review of Market Assessments Methods, Tools, Approaches and Findings – SWOT Analysis

Guidelines and Tools

This document makes a comparative review of  different market assessments methods,tools, approaches and findings. A swot analysis of the Emergency Market Mapping Analysis (EMMA), Market Information and Food Insecurity Response Analysis (MIFIRA) and World Food Programme Trader Survey (WFP TS) is...

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Women’s WASH Platforms in Bangladesh and Cambodia

Report

Oxfam’s multi-country portfolio is located in more than 100 remote rural communities in six countries and is funded by AusAID’s Civil Society Organisation WASH Fund. The water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects in Bangladesh and Cambodia deliver multiple outcomes including improving water and...

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Cash transfer programming in urban emergencies: a toolkit for practitioners

Guidelines and Tools

In recognition of the increasing urban populations around the world and their increasing vulnerability to disasters, the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) endeavored to investigate the current status and impact of urban emergency response programs that utilise cash transfer programming. This study aims to...

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Cash Transfer Programming in Urban Emergencies: Tools (Annex 2)

Guidelines and Tools

This file contains the following tools referenced as Annex 2 of the CaLP Urban Toolkit: 1. Sample Focus Group Discussion Questionnaire to Establish Urban-Specific Vulnerability Criteria
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Evaluation of cash transfer components of two ACF projects in Samangan and Day Kundi Provinces, Afghanistan

Report

ACF commissioned the evaluation of cash transfer components in two Food Security projects in Afghanistan. ACF was interested in understanding the effectiveness of the cash distribution methodology using the hawala system of moneychangers. Furthermore, ACF wanted to know whether specific targeting of women...

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Final Evaluation Report of the Wet Feeding and Cash Transfer Project in Southern Somalia

Report

This evaluation report details the achievements of the ECHO funded Wet Feeding and Resource Transfer project implemented by Danish Refugee Council in Mogadishu and ended on March 30th. This synopsis precedes the details of the project and the evaluation as contained in the report. The wet feeding...

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Evaluation of Fresh Food Voucher pilot, Chaco Region, Bolivia

Report

This report presents and discusses the results of a pilot study to deliver vouchers, which can be exchanged for fresh foods, to indigenous communities in rural areas of the Bolivian Chaco. This intervention is meant as an emergency measure as a result of the prolonged drought that had endangered the food...

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Cash Transfers in Nairobi’s Slums

Report

In Kenya, a combination of factors led to the food crisis of 2008–9, which put around 9.5 million people at risk of starvation. About 4.1 million of those affected were living in informal settlements (slums) in the capital, Nairobi. Oxfam and Concern Worldwide developed a joint programme to address...

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Child Protection Rapid Assessment Toolkit

Guidelines and Tools

The CPRA Toolkit provides all the information you need to conduct a CPRA over a five-week timeframe. The toolkit is divided into three parts: Part 1: a guide to CPRA provides an action plan with 6 key phases, giving guidance for tasks in each phase. Part 2: sample tools provides five key tools for...

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