Cash and social protection

Access to adequate social protection, especially cash transfers where these are appropriate, is essential at times of crisis. Linking, building on, or aligning humanitarian cash responses with national social protection programmes and systems, where feasible and appropriate, can contribute to an efficient and effective response and achieve lasting results.
COVID-19 national responses are accelerating this trend using cash as their preferred support modality for social assistance.

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Learn about the work of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement in this field, accessing different resources related to cash and social protection below. If you have any questions related to CVA you can contact the Cash Helpdesk, which is providing remote technical advice to staff or volunteers of the Movement.

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17 November 2022

Linkages between humanitarian cash assistance and social protection: Lessons learnt from the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) in Türkiye

Type:

Learning

Organization:

IFRC, Turkish Red Crescent (Türk Kızılay)

This report summarises key lessons learnt from the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) programme in Türkiye, focusing on the linkages the programme makes between government’s social protection and Movement humanitarian cash assistance.

  • Cash and social protection
  • Community, engagement and accountability – Cash in Turkey
  • Data management – Cash in Turkey
  • Impact and effectiveness of cash assistance – Cash in Turkey

19 October 2022

Feasibility Study on the potential use of Cash-based Social Protection Systems for floods in Bangladesh

Type:

Report

Organization:

Anticipation Hub, Bangladesh Red Crescent, Climate Center, German Red Cross

This report examines the feasibility of integrating cash-based shock-responsive social protection programmes (SRSP) within flood contingency plans in Bangladesh. The study has explored how national social protection (SP) programmes can be used for Forecast-based Financing/Action (FbF/A) before floods, as well as for responding immediately after an event.

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Cash and social protection

11 October 2022

PGI-Sensitive CVA Checklist

Type:

Tool

Organization:

IFRC

This checklist, developed by the IFRC and Africa Community of Practice to provide a checklist of PGI requirements for programming using CVA, can be used as a tool to ensure that interventions using Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) are sensitive to Protection, Gender, and Inclusion (PGI) and provides guidance on the optimal level of detail needed to ensure PGI-sensitive CVA.

  • Africa
  • Cash and social protection

23 March 2022

CALP Network (2021) Toolbox – Linking Humanitarian CVA and Social Protection

Type:

Tool

Organization:

CaLP

Toolbox bringing together a key set of 150+ practical resources, guidance and templates all in one place.

  • Cash and social protection
  • Ukraine and impacted countries

22 March 2022

Shock responsive social protection – Zimbabwe scoping study

Type:

Report

Organization:

Zimbabwe Red Cross

This scoping study aims at supporting the Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (ZRCS) to identify opportunities to engage with SRSP while leveraging on its auxiliary role in supporting National emergency and crisis responses and ensuring appropriate preparedness and effectiveness in delivering CVA and essential assistance.

  • Cash and social protection

22 March 2022

Shock Responsive Social Protection in Zimbabwe

Type:

Case study

Organization:

Zimbabwe Red Cross

Strengthening the existing Social Protection system in Zimbabwe. This paper presents possible areas of engagement for the Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (ZRCS) aiming to support the existing Social Protection system in Zimbabwe, focusing on linkages between humanitarian cash and SP and increasing adaptation capacity.

  • Cash and social protection

In partnership with:

British Red Cross