WV's multi-purpose cash assistance, with the government's social protection office, gave quake-affected families a timely, flexible way to meet their basic needs through cash and vouchers. The Sulawesi disaster response shows that the voices from young disaster-affected populations must be heard as well, using effective humanitarian coordination mechanisms, to make informed choices and enable sustainable and quality support for those who need it through child-sensitive social protection mechanisms
Disaster Management
Revolutionising Cash
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3.7 million beneficiaries in 31 countries were reached by cash and 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. 

See our impact IN 2019

Woman counting cash in Gelana woreda, W. Guji zone, Oromia region

Transforming cash programming through collective impact

Collaborative Cash Delivery Network

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. 

World Vision delivered cash cards to Venezuelan migrant families to help them purchase badly-needed food and other necessities from local shops during the COVID-19 quarantine.

Our Commitment

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.

Read more about the people we support through cash

I had farmland, goats, and I was leading a good life. I was left destitute in the [inter-communal] conflict [in Oromia region]. We arrived with nothing. Because of this cash, I am able to feed my children. It gives me the freedom to buy what we need most.
– Halima, an IDP and mother of seven, Somali region, Ethiopia
After natural disasters, people are dependent on humanitarian disaster management relief efforts to provide basic necessities. Cash and vouchers are an enabler to financial inclusion and provide beneficiaries with dignity and choice.

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.