6.4 million beneficiaries in at least 41 countries were reached by cash and voucher programming in 2020.
World Vision has been using cash and voucher-based programming (CVP) in emergency and recovery contexts for more than 15 years, and, as of the most recent analysis by the Overseas Development Institute Humanitarian Policy Group, we ranked third in the global CVP implementation market (behind World Food Programme (WFP) and UNHCR).
CVP is an enabler of child well-being.
CVP provides immediate survival assistance and helps children and their caregivers to recover and thrive by addressing the underlying issues of poverty.
CVP promotes dignity for people affected by emergencies, providing them with choice, control and flexibility.
CVP helps build resilience, by driving the recovery of local markets. It connects beneficiaries, as consumers, with local suppliers and service providers, building the local economy where supply is adequate.
When done right and done well, CVP puts people at the centre of any humanitarian response.
World Vision's CVP portfolio was US$410 million (nearly 39% of our humanitarian assistance) and served more than 6.4 million people in 2020.
Transforming cash programming through collective impact
Our cash experts co-lead Collaborative Cash Delivery Network (CCD), a network of like-minded NGOs providing cash assistance that aims to make the humanitarian sphere more collaborative and efficient in order to scale up the use of cash programming globally in a locally appropriate way. CCD members deliver about 80% of all 'last mile' cash assistance and operate in every crisis context that includes cash programming.
In line with our promise to deliver 50% of humanitarian aid through cash and vouchers to 4 million of the most vulnerable children in fragile contexts by 2022, we are committed to:
- localising aid and dramatically scaling up the use of cash programming in humanitarian operations
- prioritising digital payments and access to financial services to promote financial inclusion
- fundamentally changing the way cash and voucher assistance is delivered
- helping build a humanitarian system ready for ever-changing challenges.
Bandarban Flood Response 2019
World Vision's response to the floods in Bandarban, Bangladesh targeted 20,000 households to support in the initial three months of recovery.
World Vision was able to immediately support 1,710 households (8,550 people) with multipurpose cash grants, special grants for people living with disabilities, and hygiene kits and awareness orientations.
Cash and voucher programming during COVID-19
Outlining guidelines for effective and timely emergency preparedness, response, recovery towards financial resilience and social protection mechanism during COVID-19.
Cash Capacity Investment Pays Off
In October, 2020, a total of 55 World Vision staff spanning 17 countries graduated from World Vision’s Cash Academy, a five-month-long training programme designed to target programme, operations, Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) as well as support service staff.
COVID-19: Invest now in cash/voucher-social protection scale-up or children pay the price later
Only socially accountable Social Protection Assistance beyond humanitarian cash/voucher programmes – if properly and quickly implemented - will protect generations of children from the aftershocks of COVID-19, as Dr. Kathryn Taetzsch explains.
CCD Ethiopia one-year in: Collaboration in reality
Based on insights compiled from surveys and interviews conducted with members of the Ethiopian cash community and CCD members in January 2020, this report provides an overview of how CCD Ethiopia is working towards global and national objectives, takeaways for startup national networks, and recommendations.
The Empowerment Currency
World Vision has been using cash and voucher-based programming in emergency and recovery contexts for more than 15 years. As of 2018, 40 per cent of global humanitarian aid (US$4.7 billion) was distributed through cash and voucher-based programming.
This publication reviews our objectives and gives real-life examples of our work in action.