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Sector-specific Cash and Voucher Assistance

As part of a sector-specific intervention, such as helping people affected by crises to access healthcare, or rebuild their livelihoods, cash and voucher assistance (CVA) may be provided as part of a package. But each sector requires different skills and considerations to ensure CVA is used and monitored effectively.

CVA can help people in crises address their needs within a specific humanitarian sector, such as water, food, health, shelter, livelihood, or protection. Sector-specific CVA can be restricted or unrestricted, and conditional or unconditional, and will typically be provided as part of a comprehensive package which may also include in-kind and service-based assistance.

Each sector has to consider different questions, challenges, advantages and risks when it comes to supporting people’s recovery within their area of expertise. This requires evidence, tools, guidance and capacity. Meeting sector-specific outcomes through CVA also requires a multi-sectoral understanding of needs and of household economic security – see Multipurpose Cash Assistance. While some sectors are very experienced in implementing CVA and have done so for many years, others are now catching up. Most humanitarian sectors are committed and have been increasing their efforts on sector-specific CVA. The Global Cluster Coordination Group (GCCG) is also coordinating cross-cluster work to improve the sectoral used of CVA.

Current priorities

CaLP works closely with the cash technical groups/task teams within the global clusters, who have been defining their 2020 priorities and workplans during their regular meetings. A general overview and specific details of these priorities across each global cluster is available here.

Latest

Desk-based Review on Cash and Voucher Assistance in Education in Emergencies

Report

in 2018, the Global Education Cluster documented practices in CVA for education in emergencies (EiE). Within this framework, this Desk Review is the first part of a larger study finalized with the publication in February 2019 of the CVA for EiE Synthesis and Guidelines. The Desk Review provides the reader...

15 October 2020

Step-by-step Guide for Rental Assistance to People Affected by Crises

Guidelines and Tools

The objective of this step-by-step guide is to provide a framework for how to plan, design and implement a successful rental assistance programme. Examples and tools have also been included to practically illustrate and support successful programme delivery.

8 October 2020

Cash plus and nutrition outcomes

Report

CARE compared the outcomes of two projects–one with cash transfers and one without–for the outcomes for children and Pregnant and Lactating Women. The children in the project with cash transfers and complementary nutritional support had better outcomes than the children whose families did not receive...

6 October 2020

Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis: Linking humanitarian Cash and Social Protection in practise

Report

This paper seeks to demonstrate practical ways in which NGOs are linking their humanitarian work to social protection and the added importance of this in the context of COVID-19, following from the earlier work of CCD outlining the role of NGOs to
improve the access to and delivery of social protection in...

27 July 2020

The Provision of Cash and Voucher Assistance in the Response to the Venezuela Refugee and Migrant Crisis: Findings and lessons learned, Executive summary

Report

This study, for which data was compiled between March and April 2020, seeks to document lessons and good practices in the delivery of CVA in Ecuador and Colombia by humanitarian organisations and governments, in response to migrants and refugees from Venezuela. The purpose of this analysis is...

23 July 2020

Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) & Housing, Land, and Property Rights

Report

The right to adequate housing has been  recognized as an essential component to an adequate standard of living.1 The centrality of the right to adequate housing, which  encompasses concepts such as security of  tenure, affordability and habitability, are intimately related to livelihood building.2...

July 2020

Collaborative Cash Delivery Network – Grand Bargain – Collaboration Agreement Accomplishments 2020

Report

The Collaborative Cash Delivery (CCD) Network is pleased to present its achievements against the commitments made by our global members’ CEOs at the 2019 Grand Bargain Summit as part of our global collaboration agreement. We know we are better together, and in this time of increasing pressure on the...

24 June 2020

Considering & incorporating CVA into nutrition programming – a 3 step programming tool

Guidelines and Tools

This tool is intended to support nutrition practitioners with how to assess appropriateness of cash and vouchers assistance (CVA) in emergency nutrition programming, to support, complement, maximize other modalities more routinely considered in nutrition programming. This tool takes the user through the...

11 June 2020

Introduction to Market Based Programming in Emergency WASH

Webinar recording

The recordings of webinar are available in English , Spanish, French, and Arabic. The webinar was co-hosted by the Global WASH Cluster, PRO-WASH and CaLP in May and June 2020. The webinar introduced how market based programming can be used in emergency WASH, provide an overview of different...

June 2020

Examples and Good Practices on the Use of Multi-Purpose Cash in the Food Security Sector

Guidelines and Tools

This global Food Security Cluster (gFSC) document was produced by the Cash and Markets Working Group (CMWG) to highlight the role and engagement of food security actors through different country experiences and good practices.
In recent years, multi-purpose cash (MPC) has been adopted more widely to...

1 June 2020