Cash Working Group Annual Report 2019

CVA is a rapidly expanding modality for the delivery of humanitarian assistance which has moved from the fringe of the humanitarian response to the mainstream. This was reflected in the Grand Bargain commitments made by donors and international organizations in 2016 to ‘increase the use and coordination of cash-based programming’ in humanitarian responses. As a result, donors, humanitarian agencies, and governments have continued, to various degrees, to examine and shift how they plan, fund, and coordinate humanitarian responses to help ensure that cash transfers are used when they are the best tool.