Education and Cash and Voucher Assistance
A brief introduction as to how Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) can support education outcomes. For the most up to date information please visit the Global Education Cluster’s website.
Education is a fundamental human right. It is especially critical for children and youth affected by conflict, yet is often significantly disrupted in emergency situations. CVA helps by removing the economic barriers which prevent crisis affected children from accessing education. It does this through providing critical assistance to families by helping them purchase school supplies, cover school fees and transportation costs or even the opportunity cost of lost child labour. In emergency situations through recovery, quality education provides physical, psychosocial and cognitive protection that can sustain and save lives. Schools and other learning spaces can also act as an entry point for the provision of essential support beyond the education sector such as protection, nutrition, water and sanitation and health services.
To get involved or find out more, the Education Cluster lead work in this area, working towards meeting the growing education needs of crisis affected children and youth.
Joint Market Assessment Round 2
This report assesses the feasibility of implementing Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA), specifically Multipurpose Cash Assistance (MPCA), to support individuals impacted by the February 6 earthquakes. The evaluation focuses on the acceptance of various forms of cash modalities, availability of key items, changes in prices, recovery of the supply chain, and the overall situation of access to...
WVI Cash Roadmap 2.0 – New Avenues – Leveraging, multiplying “Nexus” cash to take children and their families further than imagined
WVI's strategic global Cash Roadmap 2.0 (2024-2027) speaks to the organisations' commitment that amidst polycrises and resourcing constraints, there is urgency to maximise and multiply World Vision's capabilities, assets and cash voucher programming (CVP=CVA) is a powerful tool to do so.
Increasing needs (339 Million people require live-saving humanitarian assistance) are triggered by...
Unconditional Cash Transfers (UCT) in the DRC: Midline results of a pilot study in an artisanal mining zone in Maniema province
In October 2021, the Belgian non-profit organization Eight World, started a pilot project of Unconditional Cash Transfers (UCT) in a village in an artisanal mining zone in the territory of Pangi, in Maniema Province, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Eight World transfers cash directly to individual beneficiaries via a mobile money system. Each adult living in the UCT village receives...
Investigating Operational Models for Multi-purpose Cash Delivery and Links to Social Protection: Spotlight on the Middle East and North Africa
This piece of research looked at six case studies in the MENA region where CVA is being delivered at scale. It looked at the characteristics of the operational models of delivering multi-purpose cash assistance (MPCA), and how that enables (or not) links with existing national social protection systems. The research found that there’s no one model that enables links between humanitarian MPCA...
Mapping of Sectoral CVA Interventions – Iraq
Guidelines and Tools
After the de-activation of the Inter-Cluster Coordination Group (ICCG) led by UN OCHA in 2022, in January 2023 the Cash Working Group (CWG) transitioned into the Iraq Cash Forum (ICF), a technical advisory and coordination platform for cash partners in Iraq. The ICF sits under the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) and has a broader mandate compared to its predecessor encompassing cash activities...
Going digital: What’s next for Vanuatu in blockchain innovation?
Today, the level of impact and user and stakeholder interest in the UnBlocked Cash Project clearly demonstrates a need to look closely at how this effort makes a case for broader and longer-term sustainable adoption of blockchain technology for financial and economic inclusion. To do so, Oxfam, Pacific Advisory and donors engaged in an effort to examine how these lessons can be translated into...
Implicaciones de COVID-19 para Programas de Transferencias Monetarias (PTM) en Educación en Emergencias
Más allá de su impacto inmediato en la salud, se pronostica que la pandemia de COVID-19 tenga también consecuencias devastadoras en los medios de vida y el empleo de las personas, especialmente en contextos frágiles, de crisis y posteriores a crisis (Plan Global de Respuesta Humanitaria COVID-19, GHRP COVID-19 por sus siglas en inglés). Esto incluye el impacto inmediato en los ingresos y...
COVID-19 Implications for Programming of Cash and Voucher Assistance for Education in Emergencies
Beyond its immediate impact on health, the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to have devastating consequences on people’s livelihoods and employment, especially in fragile, crisis and post-crisis environments (GHRP COVID-19). This includes immediate impact on income and livelihoods during the pandemic, and during the recovery period. Increasing numbers of households will slide under the poverty...
Le rôle des transferts monétaires dans l’amélioration de l’équité et de l’inclusion des filles et des enfants handicapés dans l’éducation en situation d’urgence
Le cluster Education mondial s’est efforcé de constituer une base de données probantes sur les transferts monétaires (TM) en faveur de l’éducation en situation d’urgence (ESU), ce qui a abouti à la publication du « Rapport de synthèse et des Directives sur les transferts monétaires en faveur de l’éducation en situation d’urgence » en 2019.1 Le présent rapport a mis en...