National Society cash readiness

Strengthening national humanitarian action and localisation of aid through investments into National Societies of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement  will be fundamental to building the overall capacity of the humanitarian sector to deliver more effective and efficient humanitarian assistance through uptake of cash assistance. In this section you will find resources aiming at supporting entities of the Movement, improving their capacity and operational readiness to provide scalable and timely cash assistance.

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KEY RESOURCES:

Click here to access the “Guidance for Mainstreaming Cash and Voucher Assistance: Cash Preparedness for Effective Response” in English, French, Spanish, Arabic or Russian.

To download chapter 1 or chapter 2 click on the links below:

To access the Theory of Change for cash preparedness click here.

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25 January 2022

Theory of Change – Cash and Voucher Assistance Preparedness

Type:

Infographic

Organization:

ICRC, IFRC

This document gives an overview of the Theory of Change for cash and voucher assistance cash preparedness.

  • National society cash readiness

8 February 2021

Guidance for Mainstreaming Cash and Voucher Assistance Cash Preparedness for Effective Response – Chapter 2: ICRC CVA Preparedness Guidance

Type:

Tool

Organization:

RCRCM

This ICRC-specific guidance follows the same structure as the CVAP guidance for NSs (for the latter see Chapter 1), with each section providing an overview of one of the five key Areas of CVAP, adapted for use at ICRC delegation level.

  • Africa
  • America
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Europe
  • National society cash readiness

8 February 2021

Guidance for Mainstreaming Cash and Voucher Assistance Cash Preparedness for Effective Response – Chapter 1: CVAP Areas

Type:

Tool

Organization:

RCRCM

This guidance is intended for NSs at the country level, but can also be used by other components of the Movement. The document includes suggestions on what actions or domains are required under each of the five key CVAP Areas. A separate chapter has been written with adaptations for ICRC delegations investing in CVAP (see “Chapter 2 – ICRC CVAP Guidance”).

  • Africa
  • America
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Europe
  • Middle-East / North Africa
  • National society cash readiness

1 July 2020

Tip sheet: COVID-19 CVA preparedness: Ensuring minimum requirements to deliver timely, accountable, and effective CVA are in place

Type:

Tool

Organization:

Cash Helpdesk, Cash Hub, IFRC

This document provides a brief guidance to National Societies with no or limited CVA experience, to make the critical and necessary preparations required to deliver timely and accountable CVA.

  • Cash and COVID-19
  • National society cash readiness

21 March 2020

Implications de la pandémie COVID-19 sur les transferts monétaires : Conseils et Recommandations

Type:

Tool

Organization:

ICRC

French version of a tool with practical recommendations to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 through ongoing Cash and Voucher Assistance, inform the adaptation of CVA in the context of COVID-19, and promote sensitivity to evolving markets dynamics.

  • National society cash readiness
  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash and COVID-19
  • Cash in emergencies

21 March 2020

Tip sheet: Cash and Voucher Assistance and COVID-19

Type:

Tool

Organization:

ICRC

Tool with practical recommendations to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 through ongoing Cash and Voucher Assistance, inform the adaptation of CVA in the context of COVID-19, and promote sensitivity to evolving markets dynamics.

  • Cash and COVID-19
  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies
  • National society cash readiness

In partnership with:

British Red Cross