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.

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.

KEY RESOURCES:

STRENGTHENING LINKAGES WITH SOCIAL PROTECTION SYSTEMS

ADVOCATING FOR SOCIAL PROTECTION – COVID-19 TIP SHEET

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10 May 2021

Lessons Learnt Brief: Improving targeting for urban food banks, Social Protection in Namibia

Type:

Learning

Organisation:

BRC

This document outlines lessons learnt from the collaboration between Namibia Red Cross Society and Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare to revise urban food bank eligibility criteria in peri urban Khomas Region using the household economic security (HES) approach in June 2019.

  • Cash and livelihoods
  • Cash and social protection

23 April 2021

Linking humanitarian cash and social protection – Learning from the experience of eight National Societies

Type:

Research

Organisation:

Cash Hub

This paper gives an overview and shares learning from the experiences of National Societies in Eswatini, Kenya, Malawi, Montserrat, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey which collaborated with governments in the first few months of the pandemic to implement, enhance and scale up cash-based social protection schemes.

  • Cash and social protection

31 March 2021

Linking Cash and Voucher Assistance with Humanitarian Response and Social Protection Systems – Experience of Baphalali Eswatini Red Cross Society

Type:

Case study

Organisation:

Baphalali Eswatini Red Cross Society

This case study gives an overview of the Baphalali Eswatini Red Cross Society’s experience in cash and voucher assistance and in influencing the Government of Eswatini to shift their humanitarian response and social protection programmes into mobile cash as part of its Covid-19 response.

  • Africa
  • Cash and social protection

30 December 2020

Tip sheet: Advocating to Governments on the use of Cash and Social Protection during COVID-19

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

Cash Helpdesk

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.

  • Cash and COVID-19
  • Cash and social protection

30 December 2020

Tip sheet: Strengthening Linkages with Social Protection Systems: Orientation guidance for Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

Cash Helpdesk

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.

  • Cash and COVID-19
  • Cash and social protection

30 December 2020

Tip sheet: Social protection in the age of COVID-19

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

Cash Helpdesk

This tip sheet aims to provide National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies with an overview of key issues to consider when planning and implementing social protection and humanitarian cash-related programmes in the context of COVID-19.

  • Cash and COVID-19
  • Cash and social protection

In partnership with:

British Red Cross