Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) and Cash

The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement often uses humanitarian cash assistance to help people affected by a crisis. It is essential that we apply participatory approaches to our work, to make sure that we meet people’s needs and deliver cash according to the preferences of the communities we work with.

This section includes case studies, research and guidance which can help to understand people’s experiences during and after emergencies in the context of cash operations.

If you wish to access information, tools, data, evidence and learning specific to humanitarian cash assistance visit cash-hub.org or access the online cash community of the Movement to discuss cash related topics and connect with cash practitioners of the Movement.

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3 July 2019

Community engagement in cash transfer programming

Type:

Case Study

Organisation:

IFRC

A case study by the IFRC and Vietnam Red Cross, ‘Community Engagement in Cash Transfer Programming’, which details how CEA was integrated into a disaster response and recovery programme.

  • Case study
  • Cash

2 July 2019

Flyer – Earthquake seasonal support program

Type:

Infographic

Organisation:

IFRC

This flyer forms part of the IFRC’s Earthquake Seasonal Response Program. It provides advice on what people can buy with the cash grants the Red Cross provides to prepare for winter, like winter clothes and blankets.

  • Advice
  • Disaster
  • Earthquake

2 July 2019

User journeys for humanitarian cash transfers

Type:

Report

Organisation:

Ground Truth

This summary report from Ground Truth Solutions looks at users’ experiences of receiving cash transfers, and makes recommendations about how the process can be improved.

  • Participation

2 July 2019

Accountability in cash transfers

Type:

Report

Organisation:

Overseas Development Institute

A report from the High Level Panel on Humanitarian Cash Transfers entitled, ‘Doing cash differently: how cash transfers can transform humanitarian aid’.

  • Accountability
  • Cash

29 June 2019

Cash Transfer Programme – Ecuadorian Red Cross

Type:

Video

Organisation:

Ecuadorian Red Cross

A video showing a Cash Transfer Programme implemented by the Ecuadorian Red Cross. The programme aimed to provide financial support to families affected by the 2017 earthquake and stimulate the local economy.

  • Cash
  • Disaster
  • Earthquake

29 June 2019

Community Engagement and Accountability in cash transfer programming: A best practice example from Madagascar

Type:

Case Study

Organisation:

IFRC

An IFRC guide: ‘Community Engagement and Accountability in Cash Transfer Programming: A Best Practice Example from Madagascar’, which details how CEA was integrated into a cash-based intervention programme in Madagascar.

  • Africa
  • Cash
  • Madagascar