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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

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.

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Establishing a Cash Working Group and GBV Sub-Cluster task force: NW Syria Case Study

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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...

16 December 2020

CVA TC Harold Response

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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$...

2 December 2020

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

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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

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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

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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

Cash and Voucher Assistance for Protection: Taking stock of cash and voucher assistance to achieve protection outcomes in the protection sector in humanitarian settings

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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...

4 August 2020

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

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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
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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

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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

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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