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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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

11 July 2021

Urban climate risks and the role of social protection

Type:

Case study

Organization:

Climate Center

This brief gives an overview of different country case studies where social protection (SP) systems have been used to address risks arising from climate-related hazards in urban spaces. It also explores how the existing SP systems in Tanzania, Bangladesh and Ethiopia could be modified to become shock responsive.

  • Africa
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Cash and social protection

22 June 2021

Philippines Joint Simulation on Cash Early Actions & Shock-Responsive Social Protection for Flood

Type:

Article

Organization:

German Red Cross

This blog post shares lessons from the implementation of the 2-day Forecast-based Financing (FbF) simulation exercise (simex) on 18-20 May, to test two early actions – fish harvesting from ponds and cash transfers – in three barangays (villages), Libmanan municipality, Camarines Sur.

  • Cash and anticipatory action
  • Cash and social protection

10 May 2021

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

Type:

Learning

Organization:

BRC, Namibia Red Cross Society

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

In partnership with:

British Red Cross