Cash and COVID-19
Access best practice, learnings and tools to adapt CVA and protect those more at risk during the COVID-19 outbreak. This section will continue to grow as we collaborate and exchange knowledge on the impact of COVID-19 to assist people around the world, especially those who are simultaneously facing another emergency or a conflict. To contribute your content send an e-mail to the Cash Hub team: firstname.lastname@example.org.To browse all resources related to the Cash and COVID-19 webinar series click in the link below:
A Cash Helpdesk is available to support Movement staff and volunteers scale up CVA in response to COVID-19, by providing remote technical advice on all aspects of cash and voucher assistance. For guidance and tips on how to deliver and advocate for cash and voucher assistance in responding to COVID-19 please see the following collections:
- Rental Assistance Programming
- COVID-19 Sensitive Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) Across the Project Cycle
- COVID-19 CVA preparedness: Ensuring minimum requirements to deliver timely, accountable, and effective CVA are in place
- Conducting Market Assessment and Analysis during COVID-19, adapting the RAM/MAG
- Working with Financial Service Providers (FSPs) during COVID-19
- Conducting Monitoring and Evaluation for COVID-19 Cash and Voucher Assistance
- Working through Cash Collaborative Approaches during COVID-19
- Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) for CVA during COVID-19
- Social protection in the age of COVID-19
- Strengthening Linkages with Social Protection Systems: Orientation guidance for Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies
10 May 2021
Contributing to strengthening the resilience of impacted communities and improving living conditions for vulnerable households with cash assistance in areas severely affected by COVID-19 in Guinea
Case study report from the Guinea Red Cross on the use of CVA as part of the COVID-19 response, with information on the situation, assessment, lessons learned and blockers.
11 April 2021
Cash assistance for COVID-19 response Experience of Lesotho Red Cross Society
Case study from the Lesotho Red Cross Society on the use of CVA as part of the COVID-19 response, with information on the situation, analysis, design and implementation, programme outcomes and the next steps of the National Society commitment to cash assistance.
10 April 2021
COVID-19 Cash Assistance for Livelihoods: Experience of Namibia Red Cross Society
This case study focuses on the experience of the Namibia Red Cross using cash assistance in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak. The report includes information on the impact of COVID-19, programme design, implementation, monitoring, programme outcomes, lessons learned and next steps.
9 February 2021
Tip Sheet for Rental Assistance Programming
This tip sheet provides selected abstracts and summarises from the IFRC (2020) Step-by-Step Guide for Rental Assistance to People Affected by Crisis and introduces the reader to some of the key concepts related to Rental Assistance Programming.
30 December 2020
Tip sheet: Advocating to Governments on the use of Cash and Social Protection during COVID-19
This brief guidance contains key messages to be considered by National Societies when advocating the use of cash and social protection to governments and local authorities during COVID19. Additionally, it can be used within NS for internal advocacy, and in discussions with affected populations, to expand awareness of the additional benefits that SP can bring and its role in supporting safe market recovery during this critical time.
30 December 2020
Tip sheet: Strengthening Linkages with Social Protection Systems: Orientation guidance for Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies
This guidance is written to assist National Societies identifying opportunities to strengthen linkages with existing social protection systems in their countries. It can be a practical introduction to the subject as well as an advocacy tool to guide discussions with the Government and other relevant stakeholders. Finally, it can be used by CVA practitioners to identify areas of collaboration and promote coordination mechanisms.
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