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Tracking Cash and Voucher Assistance

We have committed to strengthening the scale and quality of cash and voucher assistance (CVA), but to measure our progress against this commitment, we must agree to a shared approach to collecting and analyzing data.

Grand Bargain signatories committed to increase the use of CVA, and to use common markers to measure these increases. Although the volume of CVA is beginning to be more effectively tracked, technical and policy challenges remain. These include:

  • Defining what data to collect, and how
  • Ensuring commitment to and use of data categories and systems
  • Addressing shortcomings of existing reporting systems which have often not been designed to include or disaggregate cash, vouchers, and other modalities
  • Reaching common agreement on standard categories for reporting to avoid incomplete and inconsistent data.

Current priorities

From 2017 to 2019, CaLP co-led the Grand Bargain Cash sub-workstream on Tracking CVA with DG ECHO, with the main objective of agreeing minimum requirements for tracking CVA. This includes the integration of CVA into key interagency reporting systems and platforms, namely OCHA’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS) and HPC Project Module, the International Aid Transparency Initiative’s (IATI) Data Standard, and 3W (Who does What, Where) reporting. The sub-workstream on Tracking CVA has now been merged into the Efficiency, Effectiveness and Value for Money sub-workstream, which CaLP will continue to co-lead.

Latest

Unity Card

Presentation

In response to NCOVID, we have launched UNITY CARD,
which gives immediate technical support to the deployment of cash aid via this special card payments

18 May 2020

Why is tracking CVA considered a challenge, and will applying minimum requirements help to make progress?

Blog Post

How much humanitarian aid is delivered as cash and voucher assistance (CVA)? An innocent enough enquiry, which may not have quite opened Pandora’s box, but has released a few cans of worms. This is a very technical topic and has a lot to do with the complexities and limitations of organizational and...

23 April 2020

Tracking Cash and Voucher Assistance: Agreements, recommendations and minimum requirements from the Grand Bargain cash workstream

Guidelines and Tools

This document comprises the key outputs of the work undertaken through the Tracking Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) Working Group from 2017 to 2019. The Tracking CVA Working Group was established as the
platform for engagement and decision-making for the sub-workstream on Tracking CVA, which is part of...

22 April 2020

Practical Scenario: Monitoring and Adapting Cash and Voucher Assistance

Course

This scenario based course takes around 2 hours to complete and allows learners to practice using their Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) knowledge and skills in a programmatic setting.

27 January 2020 / English / 3. Application

Displaced & Disconnected – Connectivity for Refugees

Report

2019

3rd Grand Bargain Cash Work Stream Workshop – Co-Conveners’ Report

Report

2019

Collaborative Cash Delivery (CCD) Network Global Collaboration Agreement

Guidelines and Tools

2019

Grand Bargain Workshop: Linking Humanitarian Cash and Social Protection

Report

Over the past decade, the use of cash transfers in humanitarian crises has increased. Moreover, humanitarian interventions now increasingly move beyond immediate crisis response and link to recovery and development initiatives – such as social protection – as part of the humanitarian-development...

2019

Cash transfer Programmes – Impact on Stunting and Financial Inclusion

Report

2019

Consultation on Cash and Voucher Assistance to the Main Spanish NGOs Funded by Aecid – Executive Summary

Report

2019