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Multipurpose Cash Assistance

Multipurpose cash assistance offers people affected by crises the flexibility and dignity to choose how to cover their needs. But humanitarian actors must find new ways of working together to ensure it is incorporated effectively into the humanitarian system.

Multipurpose Cash (MPC) are unrestricted cash transfers that people affected by crises can use to cover their basic needs. By its nature, MPC is the assistance modality which offers people a maximum degree of choice, flexibility and dignity. There is also growing evidence that it is more cost-efficient and cost-effective to meet multiple needs.

But this requires new ways of collaborating between humanitarian actors, at all stages of the program cycle, and across sectors. While solid tools exist to support collaboration, they have not been widely adopted and MPC is still used in an ad-hoc way. Challenges remain to be addressed if we are to successfully fit MPC into the humanitarian system.

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Response Options Analysis Planning Guide

Guidelines and Tools

2019

Minimum Expenditure Basket Harmonization Guidance

Guidelines and Tools

2019

Monitoring Child Protection within Humanitarian Cash Programmes

Guidelines and Tools

This paper summarises findings from an initial scoping study, which seeks to review how child protection outcomes are captured when monitoring multi-purpose humanitarian cash programmes. The study intends to inform the development and piloting of new approaches to integrating child protection concerns...

2019

Harmonising registrations and identification in emergencies in Somalia – Briefing

Report

This briefing highlights the benefits, risks and challenges associated with establishing an integrated data system for cash transfer programming (CTP), based on the findings of a study that examined how different humanitarian agencies in Somalia are managing the collection, analysis and sharing of...

2019

Impact Assessment for Cash for Education Project funded by DGECHO in Egypt

Report

The overall objectives of the Impact assessment were: To measure the impact of cash on the girls and boys by DGECHO funded project. To measure the impact of cash on Education and protection through a gender lens to investigate considerations of power dynamics in the households Understand the good...

2019

Child safeguarding for cash and voucher assistance guidance

Guidelines and Tools

As cash and voucher assistance (CVA) becomes ever more prevalent it is more important than ever for humanitarian and development actors to act to prevent and mitigate associated child safeguarding risks.
Children are particularly vulnerable, and even more so in emergencies. The impact of CVA on...

2019

Beyond Basic Needs: Using Cash and Voucher Assistance to Support the Transition from Basic Survival to Livelihoods Recovery in a Resource-Strapped World

Guidelines and Tools

2019

Unblocked Cash Pilot Full Report

Report

This full report details the project scope, impact and learnings from the Unblocked Cash pilot in Vanuatu. The project was delivered in partnership with Oxfam Australia and ConsenSys, with funds from the Australian Government, and utilised a stablecoin, Dai, as the underlying value .

2019

Healing and Enabling- Stories from Typhoon Mangkhut Response

Report

The response to Typhoon Mangkhut is one of Christian Aid’s purely cash-based response that incorporate a community-led approach in its design and execution. Undertaken with our NGO and community partners, it has been in keeping with Christian Aid’s development principle of working with, and through...

2019

CVA for Protection: A Mapping of IRC’s Use of Cash and Voucher Assistance to Help Achieve Protection Outcomes

Guidelines and Tools

2019