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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8 April 2020

Community Engagement and Accountability in cash transfer programming

Resource type:

Case Study

Organisation:

Philippine Red Cross

This case study outlines the learnings and experiences in engaging communities after Typhoon Mangkhut. It highlights how Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) can be integrated in Cash Transfer Programming (CTP).

  • Cash
  • Community
  • Emergencies

8 April 2020

Cash and COVID-19 tools

Resource type:

Tool

Organisation:

British Red Cross

Visit the Cash Hub's COVID-19 page to access best practice, learnings and tools to adapt CVA and protect those more at risk during the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Cash
  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19

1 April 2020

CEA in cash transfer programming

Resource type:

Case Study

Organisation:

Philippine Red Cross

This case study outlines the learnings and experiences in engaging communities after Typhoon Mangkhut. It highlights how Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) can be integrated in Cash Transfer Programming (CTP).

  • Cash
  • Community
  • Emergencies

30 March 2020

Cash assistance in Lebanon: Accountability to affected populations

Resource type:

Report

Organisation:

CAMEALEON

This report aims to generate evidence on how cash and voucher assistance innovations and operational models are working in practice, including from the perspective of recipients. This report presents research into factors affecting accountability to affected populations (AAP) in relation to WFP’s Lebanon multi-purpose cash programme.

  • Accountability
  • Lebanon
  • Protection

3 July 2019

Community engagement in cash transfer programming

Resource 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

Resource 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
  • Clothing
  • Disaster

2 July 2019

User journeys for humanitarian cash transfers

Resource 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

Resource 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

Resource 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

CEA in cash transfer programming: A best practice example from Madagascar

Resource 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

27 June 2019

Refugee, asylum-seeker and migrant perceptions on cash assistance

Resource type:

Report

Organisation:

Ground Truth

A report from Ground Truth Solutions, on ‘Refugee, Asylum-Seeker and Migrant Perceptions on Cash Assistance’. Additional resources are available on the Ground Truth website: https://groundtruthsolutions.org/.

  • Accountability
  • Aid
  • Cash

16 June 2019

CEA in cash transfer programming – Madagascar case study

Resource type:

Case Study

Organisation:

IFRC

A case study from the Madagascan Red Cross Society documenting six best practice examples of community engagement and accountability in cash transfer programming.

  • Cash