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...
How to Incorporate Cash and Voucher Assistance into a Nutrition Response
Guidelines and Tools
There is a growing recognition that Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA), i.e. the provision of cash transfers and vouchers to targeted beneficiaries, can contribute to improving maternal and child nutrition by impacting on the underlying determinants of adequate nutrition. The main purpose of this Guidance...
Establishing a Cash Working Group and GBV Sub-Cluster task force: NW Syria Case Study
The case study was created with the inputs of two Cash Working Group leads and the GBV Turkey cross-border Sub-Cluster leads in the Northwest Syria response. The case study demonstrates an example of meaningful linking of gender-based violence response and cash and voucher assistance. As Cash and Voucher...
CVA TC Harold Response
ADRA Fiji mobilized a team to monitor the efficiency and impact of cash assistance distributed by the organization in partnership with the I-Taukei Affairs Board (TAB) and their respective local partners in the island to respond to TC Harold. At the height of the intervention the agency distributed F$...
Desk-based Review on Cash and Voucher Assistance in Education in Emergencies
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...
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.
Cash plus and nutrition outcomes
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...
Cash and Voucher Assistance for Protection: Taking stock of cash and voucher assistance to achieve protection outcomes in the protection sector in humanitarian settings
While “protection cash” or “cash for protection” and “the use of cash and voucher assistance to help achieve protection outcomes” are terms increasingly used by humanitarian practitioners, there is still a lack of common understanding around these concepts and an absence of a common policy and...
Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis: Linking humanitarian Cash and Social Protection in practise
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...
The Provision of Cash and Voucher Assistance in the Response to the Venezuela Refugee and Migrant Crisis: Findings and lessons learned, Executive summary
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...
Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) & Housing, Land, and Property Rights
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...