Cash and markets

Markets are analysed as part of cash feasibility, a step related to the broader analysis of the different response options, needed to inform which type of assistance should be provided to meet the needs of those affected by crisis (cash, vouchers, goods, services or a combination of these).  Market analysis will also ensure we follow the principle of do no harm in our responses.  Shipping food and non-food items from abroad can severely disrupt the local market and put traders out of business so where goods are available on the local market with sufficient quality and quantity, CVA can allow people to purchase these directly and without delay.  

Cash and Markets

© IFRC/Moustapha Diallo

A thorough understanding of market actors and dynamics is also essential to the monitoring and evaluation phase of any activities implemented, be them in kind or through CVA. 
Learn more about Cash and Markets  below and/or attending a practical “Market Assessment and Analysis Training” (MAAT), to build the skills of all staff and volunteers involved in Market Analysis.

14 November 2022

Stories of Change: Cash Case Stories from The Philippines

Type:

Case study

Organization:

PCWG, Philippine Red Cross, WFP

Stories of Change: Cash stories from the Philippines Cash Working Group (PCWG) provides insight into the Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) of various humanitarian organisations, including Philippines RC, particularly as a modality of assistance for disasters and emergencies.

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Cash and COVID-19
  • Cash and livelihoods
  • Cash and markets

14 November 2022

Potential effects of high inflation in the Americas region

Type:

Learning

Organization:

IFRC

This report examines the effects of inflation in the Americas region, including the programmatic risks identified and offers technical recommendations

  • America
  • Cash and markets

12 May 2022

Cash community for the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

Type:

Guidance

Organization:

Cash Hub, IFRC

Within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement our work on cash is guided by the Cash Peer Working Group (CPWG), a body of technical advisers who collaborate on efforts to scale-up and improve the quality of cash assistance. The advisory Group, comprised of National Society leaders, helps to champion the cash agenda across the Movement. To find out more about the structure of this thriving cash community and how to get involved, you can download this Membership Pack.

  • Africa
  • Cash and markets

16 December 2020

Analyse de marché pour orienter les interventions EcoSec dans la Région du Nord – Burkina Faso, Programme EcoSec

Type:

Tool

Organization:

ICRC

French version of a market analysis study, to address EcoSec interventions in the Northern region of Burkina Faso.

  • Africa
  • Cash and markets
  • Cash in conflict

16 December 2020

Analysis of the small-scale fisheries market system in Aden: rich fisheries, poor fishing communities, Yemen – Economic Security Programme

Type:

Tool

Organization:

ICRC

This document reports on main findings related to the small-scale fisheries market analysis in Aden, and gives strategic recommendations to the ICRC delegation in Yemen.

  • Cash and markets
  • Cash in conflict
  • Middle-East / North Africa

1 July 2020

Tip sheet: Conducting Market Assessment and Analysis during COVID-19, adapting the RAM/MAG

Type:

Tool

Organization:

Cash Helpdesk, Cash Hub

This document is dedicated to guiding national societies on how to conduct maket assessment and analysis during COVID-19, specifically highlighting how to adapt RAM/MAG. This guidance has been written so it can be adapted based on any given NS local context.

  • Cash and COVID-19
  • Cash and markets

In partnership with:

British Red Cross