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CVA and Social Protection Part 2: Designing CVA that is Linked to Social Protection

This is the second part of a 2-part course on linking humanitarian CVA with Social Protection. We recommend you take Part 1: An introduction to CVA and Social Protection before continuing with this course.

By the end of this course, you will be able to: 

  • List the five suggested steps for designing cash-based humanitarian assistance that links to and utilises, or contributes to strengthening, social assistance systems in the country. 
  • Describe each of the five steps for designing CVA. 
  • Explain the activities that humanitarian actors need to conduct at each step, and how they differ compared to the usual actions of the emergency response cycle 
  • Describe how the social assistance context influences the choice of how to link cash-based humanitarian assistance with social assistance. 
  • Identify potential communication and co-ordination requirements across each step 
  • Demonstrate ability to apply the steps in order to make appropriate decisions
  • Collaborate with appropriate partners at each step. 

This course does not provide an introduction to humanitarian cash-based programming, nor to social protection. If you are not familiar with humanitarian CVA, please take a look at the CaLP CVA Fundamentals course or browse CaLP's course catalogue for more information.

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