3.7 million beneficiaries in 31 countries were reached by cash and voucher programming in 2019.
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 Cash Leadership Partnership (CaLP), we ranked fourth in the global CVP implementation market (behind World Food Programme (WFP), UNHCR, and Save the Children).
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$321 million (nearly 35% of our humanitarian assistance) and served more than 3.7 million disaster-affected people in 2019.
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.
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.