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.
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...
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...
Delivering Better Together: Standard Operating Procedures for Oxfam’s Approach to Cash and Voucher Assistance
Guidelines and Tools
Delivering Better Together: SOPs for Oxfam’s Approach to Cash and Voucher Assistance is a digital guide to all things cash and vouchers in Oxfam that can be downloaded to and accessed from a...
Integrated Cash and Gender-Based Violence Programming for IPV Survivors in Guayaquil, Ecuador
Migrant and refugee women and girls are vulnerable to a range of risks before, during, and after humanitarian crises. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a type of gender-based violence (GBV) and...
The Role of Cash and Voucher Assistance in Increasing Equity and Inclusion for Girls and Children with Disabilities in Education in Emergencies
The Global Education Cluster (GEC) has been working to build the evidence base around cash and voucher assistance (CVA) in education in emergencies (EiE), resulting in the publication of the...
SHARE SPACE Do child grants lead to increased pregnancies? An evidence view from Asia and the Pacific
Despite strong evidence showing that broad-based cash transfers targeting pregnant women and young children reduce poverty, improve health, nutrition and education and increase economic growth,...
COVID-19 and the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) and Conditional Cash Transfers for Education (CCTE) programmes
Guidelines and Tools
FCDO Turkey commissioned SPACE to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the principal cash vehicles active in Turkey: Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) and Conditional Cash Transfers for Education...
Towards Shock-Responsive Social Protection: Lessons from the COVID-19 Response in Bangladesh – Estimates from the Microsimulation
This report presents the methodology and results of a microsimulation based on a partial equilibrium modelling framework using nationally representative household-level data for Bangladesh. The...
Cash Transfer and Education: Supporting basic education for Syrian refugees and Egyptian host communities
This report assesses Plan International’s Tawasol: Learning for Coexistence Project in Egypt to understand its strengths and weaknesses, including implementation challenges and successes, risks...