GLOBAL REFUGEE FORUM GOOD PRACTICES PLEDGE (DECEMBER 2019)
On 17-18 December 2019, UNHCR hosted the first-ever Global Refugee Forum to "generate impactful commitments and other pledges from these actors, geared towards making tangible, long-term policy and practice shifts to improve the lives of refugees and host communities worldwide". The forum focused on six thematic areas: arrangements for burden and responsibility-sharing, education, jobs and livelihoods, energy and infrastructure, solutions, and protection capacity.
In support of this event, CCD Colombia submitted a pledge to the Global Refugee Forum committing to transforming cash and voucher assistance (CVA) delivery through collective impact. CCD Colombia pledge to deliver people-centric multi-purpose cash assistance (MPCA) at scale in a coordinated, adaptable, harmonised, and efficient way to address refugees, vulnerable migrants, and host communities’ critical needs by:
efficient, safe data sharing: CCD Colombia commits to using a shared data management system (to avoid duplication of beneficiaries and ensure referrals). CCD members commit to data protection and will sign a common Data Sharing Agreement.
harmonised tools, approaches: With flexibility and speed, CCD members will coordinate tools, align processes, and adopt the same selection criteria for consistent, systemised programming across Colombia and in their refugee responses. CCD Colombia's members commit to learning by conducting independent evaluations of CCD work, value for money studies, and data monitoring to improve its selection criteria.
longer term solutions, integrated programming: CCD Colombia strives to deliver an integrated service package by complementing MPCA with access to health, education, protection for vulnerable children and livelihoods for their families by facilitating durable solutions, socioeconomic integrations based on do-no-harm principles. CCD aims to reach "last mile” populations, cover gaps in refugee responses; strengthen referral pathways (e.g. to government-led social protection); reduce vulnerability, exclusion, and exploitation, and ensure MPCA creates a cash ecosystem with market-based approaches for jobs and livelihoods.
INCLUSIVE SOCIAL PROTECTION IN HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE:
IS THERE A ROLE FOR CCD (DECEMBER 2019)
This position paper discusses the potential for social protection to act as a faster, more efficient way to deliver assistance in certain contexts and looks at how social protection and humanitarian responses intersect and what this means for NGOs and other cash actors working along the cash value chain. CCD looks out how social protection can be embedded into CCD activities and staff training, facilitated as part of collaborations at the field level, and awareness raised within the humanitarian community, as well as next steps to keep programming and advocacy at the forefront of discussions around social protection issues.
Amos Doornbos (Disaster Management Strategy & Systems Director, World Vision and CCD's Data Sharing Working Group Lead), The Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP), November 2019
Panel discussion with Hannah Reichardt (M&E expert) representing CCD, CaLP, November 2019
Webinar moderated by CaLP with Amos Doornbos (Disaster Management Strategy & Systems Director, World Vision and CCD's Data Sharing Working Group Lead), CaLP, October 2019
FAQS (SEPTEMBER 2019)
Everything you ever wanted to know about the CCD.
World Vision International and CaLP, August 2019
INTRODUCTION TO CCD NETWORK (AUGUST 2019)
What is #collaborativecash? Meet the network and understand our approach and model.
GLOBAL COLLABORATION AGREEMENT (JUNE 2019)
This agreement, signed by all CCD partners’ CEOs, was presented at the Grand Bargain annual meeting. In it, CCD committed to rolling out collaborative models in 10 countries by June 2020 and seek alignment with CDA countries. CCD also demonstrated progress on:
joined up analysis and streamlined management costs
reduced reporting burdens
successful localised responses with local partnerships
European Commission, February 2019
CASH WEEK 2019: DAY 3 - CVA, DATA RESPONSIBILITY, AND RISKS
Amos Doornbos, CCD’s Data Sharing Working Group Lead on behalf of World Vision, participated in a panel discussion alongside Linda Raftree (Independent), Jos Berens (OCHA HDX), Ric Tighe (Oxfam), and Sebastian Marhart (Simprints) in a session moderated by Anna Kondakhchyan (CaLP) discussing politics, ethics, and operational realities on 4 December 2019.
(Session at 13:03 and panel discussion starts at 32:37)
CASH WEEK 2019: DAY 2 - OPERATIONAL MODELS
Dom Courage, Save the Children's agency co-lead for CCD, represented CCD in a panel discussion "Operational models: What do we want to see?" held on 3 December 2019 alongside Rosie Jackson (DFID), Claire Mariani (UNICEF), and Lars Peter Nissen (ACAPS) and moderated by Sophie Tholstrup (CaLP).
(Session starts at 34:22)
HIGHLIGHTS FROM CASH WEEK 2019: DAY 2 - RESPONSE BUILDER
Sheila Thornton, a CCD workstream chair hosted by CRS, shares her thoughts and expectations for the "Key issues and debates in CVA" session held on 3 December 2019. She and Jessica Saulle, Save the Children's workstream chair for CCD, participated in a panel discussion where they demoed CCD's new product, Response Builder.
CASH WEEK 2019: DAY 1 - SOCIAL PROTECTION & HUMANITARIAN CASH
In a panel discussion livestreamed by sp.org, CCD and Oxfam presented a special CaLP member-led session on the increase and future of CVA in humanitarian action, during Cash Week 2019. Moderated by Emily Henderson (DFID), panel members included Kathryn Taetzsch (World Vision's agency co-lead for CCD), Vlad Jovanovic (CCD global member, Mercy Corps), and Larissa Pelham (CCD's Social Protection Working Group Lead on behalf of Oxfam). Through case studies and discussion, which particularly focused on the role of NGOs in linking social protection and humanitarian action, the session explored what works, trade-offs, and challenges.
International Council of Voluntary Agencies, May 2018
CCD RESPONSE TO STATEMENT FROM THE PRINCIPALS OF OCHA, UNHCR, WFP, AND UNICEF ON CASH ASSISTANCE (DECEMBER 2018)
Since 2016, the CCD has been working to transform the way NGOs deliver cash programming
for the benefit of the people we aim to serve.
With this in mind, the CCD welcomes the UN agencies’ efforts to streamline the delivery of cash and voucher programming through a common cash system and to offer this service to others.
NGO POSITION PAPER ON CASH COORDINATION IN HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE (MAY 2018)
In March 2018, the Good Humanitarian Donor Initiative issued a letter to request the IASC to decide upon and issue clear guidance on the topic of cash coordination. Through CCD and VOICE, the NGO community welcome this request for clarification, as a lack of clarity and predictability on cash coordination has had a significant impact on operations
STATEMENT ON DRAFT 1 OF THE GLOBAL COMPACT ON REFUGEES (APRIL 2018)
In March 2018, UNHCR issued the first draft of the global compact on refugees which laid out a programme of action. Upon review, CCD provided some recommendations on key tools for burden – and responsibility-sharing; preparedness, contingency planning, and early warning; amongst other points.
NGO POSITION PAPER ON NEW GUIDANCE FROM ECHO
When the new ECHO guidance was announced, CCD presented how it could help ECHO address some of these tactical issues.
Catholic Relief Services, 2017
World Food Programme, 2017