Burkinabe Association for the Survival of Children (ABSE) is a non-governmental organization for development and humanitarian non-profit organization founded in 1991 .
ABSE provides direct assistance to populations affected by humanitarian disasters, people living in refugee and vulnerable groups . The activities of the ABSE also cover the restoration of basic social services, education and health. ABSE is active in Burkina Faso and neighboring countries
The Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS) is dedicated to improving assessments of humanitarian needs in complex emergencies and crisis through the provision of context-specific information and analysis. ACAPS delivers:
Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential. Independent, private and nonprofit, French NGO ACTED respects a strict political and religious impartiality, and operates following principles of non-discrimination, transparency, according to its core values: responsibility, impact, enterprising-spirit and inspiration. ACTED is active in 35 countries and implements more than 450 projects a year reaching over 8 million beneficiaries with 400 international staff and 4,300 national staff. ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.
Action Against Hunger / ACF International has been implementing cash transfer programmes since the 1990s, with increased coverage and scale since 2003. Cash transfer programmes have become an essential core element of ACF’s integrated programme approach, mostly facilitating food security and livelihoods, and water and sanitation activities for and with the community and participating households.
Adeso is a humanitarian and development organization that is changing the way people think about and deliver aid in Africa. Established in 1991, Adeso started as a small grassroots organization dedicated to helping Somalia’s pastoralist groups, particularly women and youth, and has grown into an African-based organization working in Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan to advocate for much-needed resources for our partner communities. Adeso's vision is of an Africa that is not dependent on aid but on the resourcefulness and capabilities of its people with a mission to work at the roots of African communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive.
The British Red Cross Society is the United Kingdom branch of the worldwide impartial humanitarian organisation the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement formed in 1870, and is a registered charity with more than 32,500 volunteers and 3,500 staff. At the heart of their work is providing help to people in crisis, both in the UK and overseas. The Red Cross is committed to helping people without discrimination, regardless of their ethnic origin, nationality, political beliefs or religion.
The British Red Cross has partnership agreements with 22 National Societies globally meaning that it is committed to supporting these countries long term delivering both programmatic as well as strategic and organisational development support. It also provides support multi-laterally through the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) in a multitude of countries as well as responding to emergency appeals as and when they arise.
The British Red Cross is currently positioning itself to be the Movement Lead in Cash and Markets and is investing heavily in training its staff both within its headquarters and globally to be able to plan for, design and implement cash based programming. It is doing this through investing in the development and roll out of specific cash based tools such as the cash in emergencies toolkit, the RAM/MAG toolkits and face-to-face training modules. In addition it is working with the Cash Peer Working Group in Geneva to improve advocacy around cash based modalities and mechanisms including global payment technologies and engagment by the private sector.
Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE has more than six decades of experience helping people prepare for disasters, providing lifesaving assistance when a crisis hits, and helping communities recover after the emergency has passed. CARE places special focus on women and children, who are often disproportionately affected by disasters.
Catholic Relief Services assists the poor and vulnerable overseas through our work in emergency response, agriculture and health, as well as microfinance, water and sanitation, peace and justice, capacity strengthening, and education. We work with local, national and international Catholic institutions and structures, as well as other organizations, to assist people on the basis of need, not creed, race or nationality. We also serve Catholics in the United States as they live their faith in solidarity with their brothers and sisters around the world.
Founded in 1965 in Italy, COOPI –Cooperazione Internazionale is a humanitarian organization committed to reducing poverty and contributing to the development of the communities it cooperates with around the world. COOPI combines a flexible, integrated approach and decades of expertise in implementing humanitarian programs and medium-long-term actions to the ultimate benefit of building resilience and reducing poverty of the communities affected by crisis.
Founded in 1922 DanChurchAid (DCA), is a faith-based, non-missionary agency striving for a world without hunger, poverty and oppression in places where needs are greatest. A member of the ACT Alliance, DCA assists communities’ to build on their own capacities to strengthen resilience, be it towards risks from natural hazards or threats from violence and conflict. Multi-purpose Cash transfer programming is DCA’s preferred response methodology wherever possible. Since 2010 CTP has been a key strategic priority in our Humanitarian Action Policy and the majority of our programs now have a cash component.
The Danish Refugee Council is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in forty countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. The protection and assistance to conflict population is provided within a long-term, regional and right-based approach in order to constitute a coherent and effective response to the challenges posed by today’s conflicts.
ENN enables nutrition networking and learning to build the evidence base for nutrition programming. ENN focus is communities in crisis, typically humanitarian emergencies, and where undernutrition is a significant chronic problem. ENN consider both nutrition-specific programming, such as management of acute malnutrition, and nutrition sensitive programming, that involve sectors such as social protection, agriculture, health, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).
GiveDirectly allows donors to send money directly to the extreme poor in East Africa, no strings attached. Our approach is guided by rigorous evidence of impact and by our core values of efficiency, transparency, and respect. We also aim to serve as a knowledge laboratory by optimizing and expanding the use of cash transfers, answering key policy questions posed by the field. Through this work, we seek to reshape international giving by forcing donors to always ask whether they are doing more good for the poor with each donated dollar than the poor could do for themselves.
Global Communities is a global development organization committed to working in partnership with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable, impactful changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable. Development is not something we do for people; it is something we do with them. We believe that the people who understand their needs best are the people of the community itself.We make a difference by engaging with communities, governments, the private sector, and NGOs as partners for good—bringing together complementary strengths and shared responsibilities to work toward common goals.
GOAL is an international aid agency founded in 1977. To date, they have spent in excess of $1 billion on the delivery of aid to more than 50 countries. They currently employ approximately 4,000 staff working across circa 20 countries.GOAL has responded to almost every major natural and man-made disaster since 1977, and sent almost 3,000 international staff to the developing world. They have also employed tens of thousands of local staff across their countries of operation, providing much-needed livelihoods and boosting countless local economies.
GOAL delivers life-saving assistance to people affected by emergencies; providing food, shelter, healthcare and other immediate requirements. They implement rehabilitation programmes that include the repair or building of homes, clinics, and schools and the provision of water and sanitation facilities. GOAL’s long-term development programmes include health; nutrition; education; water, sanitation and hygiene; capacity-building within local communities; and the development of local humanitarian organisations.
HelpAge International promotes the wellbeing and inclusion of older women and men, and reduces poverty and discrimination in later life. Our work is strengthened through our global network of like-minded organisations – the only one of its kind in the world. The HelpAge International network is active in 75 countries.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian and development network, with millions of volunteers in 189 member National Societies. The IFRC is guided by Strategy 2020 – our collective plan of action to tackle the major humanitarian and development challenges of the present decade. We will continue ‘saving lives and changing minds’ by focusing our work in three key areas: 1) disaster response and recovery, 2) development and 3) promoting social inclusion and peace.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC), an international non-profit, responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. The IRC helps lead the way from harm to home.
Juba Foundation is a local Non-profit and Non-political organization that was formed in July 2004. Initiated amid the needs to address the myriad of challenges (general collapse of institution structures and markets) facing the communities in Somalia since 1991, it was formed during a General Meeting of Somali professional in July 2004 in Jamama District, Lower Juba Somalia. With the view of innovatively catalyzing change, the organization aims was to address the emergency needs of the communities, while supporting them addressing their long-term aspirations of the local populations. The organization started small with a project on human right investigation and documentation among minorities, IDPs, children and women. With head office in Mogadishu Banadir region, Somalia, Juba Foundation initially focused on South Central Somalia, but now has spread to other regions with priorities being emergency response and rehabilitation, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Health and Nutrition, Education, Protection , Shelter and Food security.
Medair is a humanitarian organisation inspired by Christian faith to relieve human suffering in some of the world’s most remote and devastated places. We bring help to people in crisis, regardless of race, creed, or nationality. As signatories of the ICRC Code of Conduct, we believe that aid should be given to everyone who is in need, and not be used to further any political, social, or religious viewpoint. We save lives in emergencies and then help people recover from crisis with dignity through services in health care and nutrition; water, sanitation, and hygiene; and shelter and infrastructure.
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into actionâ€”helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.
NetHope empowers committed organizations to change the world through the power of technology. By facilitating collaboration between NetHope's nonprofit members, foundation, and tech sponsors, NetHope is a catalyst for productive innovation and problem-solving in humanitarian and conservation work. Since its founding in 2001, NetHope has grown to represent 49 international NGOs working on some of the world's toughest challenges including poverty and hunger, refugee displacement, human trafficking, gender inequality, and environmental protection.
NRC uses cash and voucher programming as one particular programme modality with high potential for enhancing the specificity and impact of interventions responding to a range of needs and opportunities (from saving lives to developing capacities to repatriate/re-settle). Displaced populations face a wide range of challenges, as they have often left their homes, assets and institutions behind them. Key to understanding the needs of the forcibly displaced and host communities is an understanding of their food security situation. However, NRC also responds with shelter, WASH, education and legal assistance: NRC is interested in using cash and voucher programming as a modality across all these areas of programming and across all phases of refugee/displaced settings.
Oxfam GB’s experience of using cash transfer programming in humanitarian situations dates back to early 1990s, when `cash for work’ was a prominent form of transferring cash to vulnerable households. Since then, cash transfers have been used in many forms by Oxfam GB to respond to a range of acute and chronic needs of people affected by disasters. Today, cash transfer programming forms a significant part of Oxfam GB’s work in food insecurity, and is an emerging response mechanism in shelter and water and sanitation sectors.
Project Concern International (PCI) responds to humanitarian crises and serves as a partner for long term development in 15 countries throughout Africa, Asia, and the Americas. PCI works to empower people and communities to enhance health, end hunger, and overcome hardship and envisions a world in which the most vulnerable people have the power to lift themselves out of poverty and to create vital, healthy lives for their families and communities. In 2015 PCI programs impacted the lives of more than 19 million people.
PCI has implemented cash transfers, vouchers, and mobile money in: Liberia, Malawi, Indonesia, India, Haiti, and much of Latin America. We believe that cash programming is a vital tool for getting the right assistance to the right people at the right time, and can play a crucial role in supporting the protection, recovery, or strengthening of local markets.
Red Rose is a secure, easy to use, digital software platform that enables humanitarian organisations to manage all their cash programs to improve operational efficiency and ensure programs remain relevant and fit for purpose. The Red Rose system operates in both offline and online environments and fully integrates beneficiary management, program management [including; e-vouchers, paper vouchers, Cash for work, SMS mobile money, in-kind Aid, and pre-paid master cards] and M&E.
Relief International is a nonprofit organization whose sole mission is to reduce human suffering. We respond to natural disasters, humanitarian emergencies and chronic poverty. We are non-sectarian and non-political. With legal standing both in the United States as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization and in the United Kingdom as a registered Charity, Relief International has a global board of directors who bring an informed perspective to the communities we serve. We work in 19 countries across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Relief International seamlessly blends humanitarian and development efforts so every program resolves immediate issues while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way — emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships, and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work for them — and for generations to come.
Save the Children is a founding member of the CaLP and has over 10 years experience in implementing cash transfer programmes in humanitarian settings within various contexts. Save the Children has played a key role in the design and implementation of hunger safety nets in several countries suffering chronic food insecurity such as in Ethiopia, Kenya and Niger. In 2009 Save the Children implemented more than 15 donor-funded emergency cash and voucher programmes.
Segovia offers a global software platform that makes it simpler and more secure for NGOs, governments and corporates to pay people digitally in emerging markets. Our platform combines beneficiary registration, workflow management and fraud prevention tools with the capability to pay recipients across payment modalities: mobile money, bank transfers, prepaid cards or vouchers. Segovia is already being used to deliver critical payments in challenging environments around the world -- from distributing relief funds to communities hit by Ebola to putting working capital in the hands of the extreme poor in East Africa to assisting refugees crossing Europe's borders.
For over 35 years, the humanitarian aid organization Solidarités International has been committed to providing aid in the event of conflict and natural disasters. Our mission is to provide aid as quickly and as efficiently as possible to endangered populations by meeting their vital needs: drinking water, food and shelter. After providing emergency aid, our humanitarian teams accompany the most vulnerable families and communities until they recover their livelihoods and self-sufficiency and to reinforce the resilience capacities to enable them to deal with the challenges of an uncertain future with dignity.
sQuid delivers scalable and cost-effective payment technology for Humanitarian Aid & Development programmes. Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK and the Central Bank in Kenya, sQuid provides an end-to-end digital transactions platform for secure cash transfers and attendance monitoring, and interactive learning platforms for Education development. With extensive experience in working with Governments, NGO’s and as an independent organisation, sQuid is the ideal partner to deploy payment services for the Humanitarian sector.
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). In operating with other federal offices concerned, SDC is responsible for the overall coordination of development activities and cooperation with Eastern Europe, as well as for the humanitarian aid delivered by the Swiss Confederation.
Tearfund is a Christian international relief and development agency with more than 40 years' experience. We work with partners and the local church across the world to tackle the complex challenges of poverty. Tearfund is recognised as a leader in its work, integrating community development, disaster response and recovery, disaster risk reduction and advocacy. Tearfund works in more than 50 countries worldwide, in partnership with communities, churches and local organisations, to overcome poverty and injustice.
USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential. USAID/OFDA: The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is responsible for leading and coordinating the U.S. Government’s response to disasters overseas. OFDA experts worldwide and in D.C. help countries prepare for, respond to, and recover from humanitarian crises. OFDA works with the international humanitarian community to give vulnerable populations resources to build resilience and strengthen their own ability to respond to emergencies.
USAID/Food for Peace:The Office of Food for Peace (FFP) works to reduce hunger and malnutrition and ensure that all people at all times have access to sufficient food for a healthy and productive life. By monitoring regional food insecurity, FFP can work with field-based partners using various program tools and approaches to save lives, tackle chronic undernutrition and help the most vulnerable break the cycle of poverty and hunger. FFP’s programs bring together relief and development efforts so that humanitarian assistance contributes to the long-term benefits for local populations even as we save lives.
UNHCR’s vision is that refugees and other people of concern can meet their needs in dignity, are protected and can transition to solutions through the expanded use of innovative, efficient and effective cash-based interventions.
In 2016, UNHCR provided cash-based interventions totalling an expected $430 million going directly to people in need in some 60 countries. UNHCR’s Policy on Cash-Based Interventions commits the organisation to scale up cash, become cash proficient, reinforce protection and solutions and collaborate with the fullest range of partners.
Cash is not new to UNHCR. Its registration and biometric identity management systems, complemented by community-based protection approaches, provide crucial insight into who people are, where they are and what they need. This is the essential foundation needed for cash programming.
UNHCR’s mandate accountabilities require that the organisation coordinates assistance to refugees within a comprehensive protection and solutions strategy, which calls for involvement in all phases of cash delivery. Its comprehensive, multi-sectoral programmes covering all needs of refugees, lend themselves well to cash as an assistance modality, including multi-purpose grants.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organisation dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. We work in nearly 100 countries, serving all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. We believe in a full solution to poverty and injustice. We provide emergency assistance to children and families affected by disasters and conflict, partner with communities for long-term solutions to alleviate poverty, and advocate for justice on behalf of the poor. Motivated by our faith in Jesus Christ, we serve alongside the poor and oppressed as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people
Yemen Family Care Association (YFCA) is a humanitarian, independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 1976 that works across Yemen. YFCA provides direct assistance for conflict-affected populations, IDPs, host communities and vulnerable groups in the conflict areas. YFCA, in partnership with international agencies, takes action during crisis situations, and goes the extra mile to engage in other contexts where its competencies will add value. YFCA promotes durable solutions for conflict-affected populations and helps to restore services, education, economic, wellbeing and health.
Cash transfers have been used in many ways by YFCA to respond to a range of pressing needs of vulnerable people. Cash transfer programming is considered a prominent part of YFCA'S work in food security and livelihoods, Shelter and WASH activities; YFCA constantly strives to optimize the use of cash transfers in its respective humanitarian programs.
The Women's Refugee Commission advocates for the rights and protection of women, children, and youth fleeing violence and persecution. WRC researches their needs, identifies solutions and advocates for programs and policies to strengthen their resilience and drive change in humanitarian practice. Since its founding in 1989, the WRC has been a leading expert on the needs of refugee women and children, and the policies that can protect and empower them. The WRC envisions a world in which refugee and internally displaced women, children and youth are safe, healthy and self-reliant; have their human rights respected and protected; and inform and drive their own solutions and development
Gustavo Cavero was born in Cochabamba, Bolivia. He holds a bachelor's degree in Marketing and a Master's degree in International Trade. Gustavo has more than 15 years of experience working in development projects in his country, mainly focusing on small farmers. Since 2011 he has been working in international settings, for development and emergencies.He has been deployed to Haiti, Philippines and Myanmar with World Vision and Save the Children. Due to his roles as Economic Recovery and Livelihoods Advisor and as Food Securityand Livelihoods Program Manager is that he has experienced Cash Transfer Programming. Gustavo is currently working in Myanmar as Economic Development Manager with World Vision. Gustavo is married and father of Nicole.
Helene is an independent humanitarian consultant and a member of the CaLP Technical Advisory Group. She has over a decade’s experience evaluating, researching and managing emergency and early recovery responses. She has been involved in all major emergencies of the past five years from the drought in the Horn of Africa to the South Sudan conflict or the Typhoon Hayan responses. Helene is a skilled trainer and facilitator with strong records of developing and delivering training and lectures with various audiences.
Helene has a specific expertise on Cash and Market Based Programming and has developed numerous guidance, policies and training. That includes CARE, UNDP and Oxfam guidelines for Cash Transfer Programming, the Pre-Crisis Market Analysis guidance and CRS Scoping study on the use of Market Based Interventions.
In addition Helene has undertaken numerous evaluations of CTP related projects, across sectors. She is part of the technical reference group to develop ALNAP guideline “Evaluating Humanitarian Action” and is currently building UNICEF Senior Managers’ capacity to design and manage humanitarian evaluations. Helene is fluent in both English and French and holds a Master degree in International Humanitarian Law.
Nadia Zuodar is a world citizen born in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1976, a scientist, a social entrepreneur, an international development expert with a humanist and artistic soul. She is an EPFL graduate in Physics (Msc) and postgraduate in International Development, with 18 years’ experience as Program Manager, Strategic Advisor, Evaluator and Director. She is a rostered member of SDC Humanitarian Pool, DFID CHASE team, WFP, UNOCHA, UNICEF, UNHCR and UNDP pools as well as with several consulting firms.
After more than a decade spent around the globe to support international development programs with renowned public, private and international organizations such as the United Nations, the Swiss Development Cooperation, the ICRC, CaLP, MSF, the EU, EPFL and the California Institute of Technology to name a few, she returned to Switzerland where she provides advice in the Social Corporate Responsibility, International Development, Humanitarian, Sustainability/Environment & Value Chains, and Impact Finance sectors.
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Shannon Doocy is an Associate Professor in the Department of International at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Her research focuses on populations affected by disasters and conflict, including both refugees and internally displaced populations. Within the emergency context, her areas of interest include population based assessments, mortality, nutrition and food security, livelihoods and cash interventions, and monitoring and evaluation of health and humanitarian assistance programs. She has worked in numerous countries in collaboration with UN agencies, governments and non-government organizations and published extensively on humanitarian assistance programming and population health and well-being in humanitarian emergencies.