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All forms of humanitarian assistance need to be coordinated to make the best use of resources and avoid duplicating efforts. But with multipurpose cash disrupting traditional divisions of responsibility in the humanitarian sector, disagreements remain around how cash and voucher assistance (CVA) should be coordinated.

Strong coordination can prevent gaps and overlaps in humanitarian responses and ensure CVA complements other types of assistance. But the CALP Network’s State of the World’s Cash report found that cash coordination is seen as weak and ad hoc, and that this is having serious operational impact.

Donors, NGOs and Cash Working Group leads have called for clarity on three key issues surrounding cash coordination:

  • Who should be accountable for ensuring effective cash coordination,
  • What the function and mandate of Cash Working Groups should be, including in relation to multipurpose cash,
  • How the coordination of cash should be resourced.

We urgently need to build on what works and provide clarity at the global level on the questions above, whilst adapting to different contexts. Clear decisions based on operational needs rather than agency politics are long overdue.

Current priorities

The CALP Network aims to contribute to progress on this issue on three levels: supporting Cash Working Groups at the regional level; contributing to practical solutions for cash coordination at the global level; and convening evidence-based discussion on the key issues, highlighting critical decision points and opportunities for progress.

Latest

Exploring Self-Reliance at the Humanitarian-Development Nexus: A Longer-Term Review of MPCA Outcomes

Report

Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance (MPCA) is provided to extremely socio-economically vulnerable individuals to alleviate financial hardship. In Iraq, MPCA is intended to act as temporary consumption support so that households may eventually be linked with social protection assistance or return to...

30 août 2021

The CALP Network Online: Core CVA Skills for Programme Staff Course

Cours

Do you aim to continually develop your professional skills around Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA)? The CALP Network's NEW online course will strengthen your CVA expertise and your ability to design and implement high-quality programming.

21 juillet 2021 / English / 3. Application

The CALP Network en ligne : Compétences de base en transferts monétaires pour le personnel programme

Cours

Vous souhaitez développer vos compétences professionnelles relatives aux transferts monétaires? Le NOUVEAU cours en ligne du CALP Network vous permettra d'approfondir vos connaissances sur les transferts monétaires et de renforcer votre capacité à concevoir et mettre en œuvre un programme de qualité.

21 juillet 2021 / Français / 3. Application

SPACE Overcoming barriers to coordinating across social protection and humanitarian assistance – building on promising practices

Policy paper

The importance of strong coordination between actors preparing, designing and implementing shock responses is well accepted. This has been highlighted specifically concerning shock responsive social protection (SRSP) as well as linking humanitarian action and social protection (HA-SP). However, despite...

30 juin 2021

Les transferts monétaires dans la réponse à la pandémie de COVID-19 Leçons apprises d’un programme multi-pays de CARE

Rapport

CARE a mis en œuvre un programme multi-pays, dans le but de réduire les impacts négatifs de la COVID-19 sur les populations vulnérables, en particulier les femmes et les jeunes filles, en utilisant des approches complémentaires et multimodales, y compris les transferts monétaires aux populations...

18 juin 2021

The key to fairness is inclusion. The key to fairness is inclusion: Understanding perceptions of fairness and aid modality preferences in Northeast Nigeria

Report

The use of cash and voucher assistance (CVA) is increasing in Nigeria: CVA currently makes up around 50% of the food security response, and was received by 1.8 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in 2020.1 Following-up on a quantitative survey that we conducted in 2020, this report contains...

17 juin 2021

Economic Relief, Recovery, And Resilience Assessment For Southern Iraq

Report

The profile of Southern Iraq varies from that of the Northern ‘conflict-affected’ governorates most heavily impacted by the conflict with the Islamic State between 2014-2017. Southern Iraq has seen chronic underinvestment since the 1980s, with cumulative impacts building across the Iran-Iraq War and...

10 juin 2021

Humanitarian Cash Coordination

95 Organisations Sign Letter Calling for Strengthened Cash Coordination

News

Today a letter signed by 95 organisations was handed into the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) urging the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) to take a decision on the leadership and scope of cash coordination in the coming year.

Call for Action: Resolution of Cash Coordination within the Humanitarian Architecture

Report

9 juin 2021

Appel à l’action: Résolution de la situation de coordination des transferts monétaires au sein de l’architecture humanitaire

Rapport

9 juin 2021