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Philippines Cash Working Group

The Philippines Cash Working Group (CWG) was re-established in October 2013 and became operational in response to the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) in November 2013. The CWG aims to provide a platform for CTP technical support for multi-sectoral coordination and experience sharing in preparedness, emergency response, and development activities. Local and international NGOs, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), government agencies, like the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), and private sector agents have participated in the group. During the Haiyan/Yolanda response operation, the CWG meeting was held on a bi-weekly basis led by UNOCHA’s Inter-Cluster Coordination (ICC) Operational Group on Cash in Manila. Additionally, two other CWGs were operational for Region VIII in Tacloban and Region VI in Guiuan. The Manila CWG and the Guiuan CWG will continue to meet on a monthly basis as established by the rotating leadership in the respective locations.

News and Updates

Report: Household Cash Transfer Assessment: Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Response - Promoting Resilient and Sustainable Livelihoods

CARE International has recently published a report on CARE's Cash intervention in the Philippines (Haiyan) on June 2015. This report documents the operations of CARE’s Household Cash Transfer (HHCT) Program in Leyte, Western Samar and the four provinces of Panay Island (Capiz, Iloilo, Aklan and Antique) during the period from March to December 2014. The HHCT Program was initiated by CARE to address the needs of the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. For more information and full report, please view section on Key Resources below.


Philippines Learning Event on Cash Coordination, 9 June 2015

On 9 June 2015, CaLP Asia held the Learning Event for the Philippines Community of Practice featuring a presentation of the review Cash Coordination in the Philippines: A Review of Lessons Learned during the Response to Super Typhoon Haiyan at Astoria Plaza, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines. This study documented lessons learned on the effectiveness of cash coordination during the initial three to four months of the response to Typhoon Haiyan, and to provide recommendations on inter-agency and cross-sectoral coordination, in partnership with UNOCHA and UNHRC. Please find below agenda and presentations from the learning event. 

CaLP Asia Philippines Learning Event Report, 9 June 2015

CaLP Asia Philippines Learning Event Agenda, 9 June 2015

CaLP Asia Philippines Learning Event Presentation on Background and Review of the Case Study, 9 June 2015

CaLP Asia Philippines Learning Event Presentation on an Introduction: Global CTP Experience, 9 June 2015

CaLP Asia Philippines Learning Event Presentation Linking with Social Protection Programs: Advantages and Limitations, 9 June 2015

CaLP Asia Philippines Learning Event Presentation on Engaging Private Sector and Other Non-Traditional Humanitarian Actors, 9 June 2015

Cash Working Group Documents

For documents from previous meetings, please refer to the Cash Working Group Documents Archive.

Key Resources

Strategy

World Bank Group (April 2016): Strategic Note: Cash Transfer in Humanitarian Contexts

 

 

 

Preparedness

ACF Philippines (Dec 2013): Electronic Transfers Scoping Study and Preparedness Plan

 

 

 

CaLP (Dec 2011): Cash transfer mechanisms and disaster preparedness in the Philippines

 

 

 

Assessment

CARE (June 2015): Household Cash Transfer Assessment: Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Response - Promoting Resilient and Sustainable Livelihoods

 

 

Guidelines and Policy on Rapid Damage Assessment & Needs Analysis (RDANA) - This is the official tool used jointly by the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) and the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) of the Philippines.

 

 

Livelihoods

DSWD & ILO (27 October 2013):  MOU on Livelihood Approach within Clusters

 

 

 

Cooperatives and Informal Sector Department (Dec 2013): Social Security System - Guidelines on the Coverage of Workers Under the Livelihood Cluster's Emergency Employment and Livelihood Recovery and Development Program 

 

 

Technology

Oxfam  (Aug 2016): Innovative Electronic Cash Transfer Programme For Emergencies: An Oxfam-Visa Case Study in the Philippines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Country Information

Capital: Manila

Population: 101,264,460 (March 2015)

Area: 300,000 km2

Official Language: Filipino, English            

GDP per capita: $6,985.680 (Oct 2014)

Currency: Peso (₱) (PHP)

Time zone: PST (UTC+8)


Contact Information

Rowena Dacsig

Humanitarian Affairs Analyst 

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) – The Philippines   

E-mail: dacsig@un.org

Agnes Palacio

UNOCHA Cash Focal Person and National Disaster Response Advisor

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) - The Philippines 

E-mail: palacio@un.org


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