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 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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27 June 2019

Refugee, asylum-seeker and migrant perceptions on cash assistance




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:

  • Accountability
  • Aid
  • Cash

16 June 2019

CEA in cash transfer programming – Madagascar case study


Case Study



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

  • Cash