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The state of the world’s cash report

THE MOVE TO CASH IN HUMANITARIAN AID

Accenture Development Partnerships was approached by the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) to help them prepare a report on the state of cash transfer programming in humanitarian aid.

In recent years, the use of cash transfer programming (CTP) in humanitarian assistance has grown significantly. In 2016, it is estimated that $2.8 billion in humanitarian assistance was disbursed through cash and vouchers, up 40 percent from 2015 and approximately 100 percent from 2014. CTP is widely recognized as one of the most significant areas of innovation in humanitarian assistance, with potential to meet more needs, more efficiently and more effectively.

The benefits of cash-based assistance have been shown to cut across multiple sectors. At the same time, CTP is not a silver bullet capable of solving all the problems associated with aid. Rather it is one factor, among many, driving a wider set of reforms across the sector.

Change is already underway. This report identifies specific steps that have already been taken, good practices to learn from and the priority actions necessary to accelerate progress.

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INNOVATION IN HUMANITARIAN AID

During an engaging panel discussion hosted by Accenture Development Partnerships, at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2018, executives from World Vision, Mastercard and World Food Programme discussed the state of the world’s cash in the context of humanitarian crises.