Sector-specific Cash and Voucher Assistance
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.
The CALP Network 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.
Sector-specific CVA subpages
Camp Coordination, Camp Management and Cash and Voucher Assistance
The content on this webpage has been developed with the Global CCCM Cluster.
Education and Cash and Voucher Assistance
The content on this webpage has been developed with the Global Education Cluster.
Food Security and Cash and Voucher Assistance
The content on this webpage has been developed with the Global Food Security Cluster.
Health and Cash and Voucher Assistance
The content on this webpage has been developed with the Global Health Cluster.
Nutrition and Cash and Voucher Assistance
Malnutrition continues to pose a major challenge to human well-being around the world. In 2020, an estimated 144 million children under five suffer from stunting (i.e. chronic malnutrition) , 47...
Protection and Cash and Voucher Assistance
The content on this webpage has been developed with the Global Protection Cluster.
Shelter and Cash and Voucher Assistance
The content on this webpage has been developed with the Global Shelter Cluster.
WASH and Cash and Voucher Assistance
The content on this webpage has been developed with the Global WASH Cluster.
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
Do you think of yourself as a “cash” person OR as a “livelihoods” person? An “emergency” practitioner OR a “recovery” practitioner? Or do you find yourself unsatisfied with the...
Looking into 2020: short overview on global clusters, CVA and the CALP Network
Overview as 2020 begins:
• Significant progress and commitment from all global clusters on integration of CVA into their work.
• Significant interest in different regions and by some donors on...
Building Evidence to inform the Effective Use of CASH and Voucher Assistance in Emergency Sanitation and Hygiene Programming
An analysis of 5 case studies of utilization of CASH/Voucher Assistance are presented and analysed in the attempt of building evidence on their utilization in emergency WASH Sanitation and HP...
Women and Girls Choose: Cash Assistance in GBV Case Management Saves Lives
As part of a coordinated response to gender-based violence (GBV), UNFPA and its partners provide a structured GBV case management process to survivors that can include referrals to medical, legal and other specialised services. This process provides a follow-up to challenges that a survivor may be facing,...
2021 Cash And Voucher Programming (CVP) Roadmap Milestones Achieved
Summary Report of World Vision’s global progress report and milestones (against WV’s global Cash Roadmap Strategy) in Cash Voucher Assistance (Cash Voucher Programming-CVP) facilitated by World Vision in over 44 countries, reaching more than 6.7 Mio vulnerable people (78 % in Fragile Contexts) in...
Case Study: Cash Response Team
This case study explains well the role of a CashCap Response Team member. They are readily available to quickly scale up support for cash and voucher assistance where needed. This is especially crucial for a response to a rapid-onset disaster, or if there is a critical capacity gap supporting a Cash...
An Unprecedented Crisis: Meeting Humanitarian Needs through Integrated Cash, Nutrition and WASH Interventions. A Case Study from Afghanistan
This case study is one of a series of three. They were produced by Save the Children UK within the cross country learning initiative on ‘Resourcing Families for Better Nutrition (RF4BN) in humanitarian settings’, implemented in 2021 and 2022 in Afghanistan, South Sudan and Yemen.
The case study...
Applying the Common Approach ‘Resourcing Families for Better Nutrition’ in Humanitarian Responses. Cross-Country Learning Report
From 2021 to 2022, Save the Children implemented ‘Cash + for Nutrition’ in programming in three countries at risk of famine: Afghanistan, South Sudan, and Yemen.
With funding from Save the Children Italy and technical support from Save the Children UK and the consulting firm InformEd International,...
Enablers and Challenges when Integrating Cash, Nutrition and WASH Interventions in Humanitarian Contexts. A Case Study From South Sudan
This case study is one of a series of three. They were produced by Save the Children UK within the cross-country learning initiative on ’Resourcing Families for Better Nutrition (RF4BN) in humanitarian settings’, implemented in 2021 and 2022 in Afghanistan, South Sudan and Yemen.
Focused on South...
Making humanitarian cash programming easier, safer and faster through the 121 Platform
Better Cash Information Management and improved systems and tools can address the gap for humanitarian organisations and increase cash program quality and scale. The 121 Platform offers this solution with a Humanitarian Organisation Portal, Aid Worker App and Person Affected App. With the 121 Platform, we...
Digital identity, biometrics and inclusion in humanitarian responses to refugee crises
Digital identity and biometrics have long been divisive topics in the humanitarian sector. On the one hand, they have the potential to be more inclusive and reach people in need at scale due to perceived efficiency gains. A legal identity for everyone as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...
New Guidance: Market-Based Programming in WASH: Technical Guidance for Humanitarian Practitioners
Over recent years, humanitarian aid organizations have increasingly used market-based programming (MBP) to deliver water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in emergencies. ‘Market-based modalities’ include the distribution of cash and vouchers, which enable recipient households to access the WASH goods...
Market-Based Programming in Wash – Technical Guidance for Humanitarian Practitioners
Guidelines and Tools
The purpose of this document is to provide practical guidance on market-based programming (MBP) in humanitarian WASH responses. This guidance is intended for: Humanitarian WASH practitioners Cash and markets practitioners Humanitarian business support teams supporting WASH programmes WASH Cluster/Sector...