Scaling up people-centred humanitarian cash-based programming

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Since announcing our World Humanitarian Summit 2016 commitment we have achieved 47% increase in cash-based programming (CBP) within our food assistance programming. We are now focussed on achieving this same level of growth across our other sectors to meet our commitment of a multi-sector multi-purpose cash first approach. Mainstreaming of CBP still remains a stretch challenge which we are addressing through continued investment in capacity building, equipping our front-line staff with skills and tools required for CBP in humanitarian contexts, and partnering with the private sector, particularly in the growth of innovative digital payment systems to make cash delivery more affordable, secure and transparent.

This report details our progress to date and the steps we are taking to scale up our people-centred humanitarian cash based programmes across our humanitarian responses.