The network addresses weaknesses in cash ecosystems using collaboration approaches. The objectives below help CCD provide the structural capabilities needed for scalable, predictable, and adaptable collaboration in each context.
INTEROPERABILITY AND REDUCED BARRIERS TO COLLABORATION
SHARED CAPACITY AND POOLED RESOURCES
We harmonise and standardise programme design, operations, workflows, and processes across CCD members to promote interoperability and reduce barriers to collaboration.
Relationship building, pilots, and response simulations with local CCD collaborators build trust and preparedness so they are ready to quickly collaborate in crisis.
We believe it is time for a new approach when responding to the complex crises that aid actors struggle to address. An approach that puts collaboration before competition and brings actors together to collectively define the problems and create a shared vision to solve them.
Currently, actors in humanitarian crises duplicate programmatic activities, compete for funding, and subcontract the same service providers.
This is a deeply inefficient model.
We develop models where capacities are shared and resources are pooled between members of a collaborative network for greater operational efficiency. We want to connect and amplify existing capacity of all actors relevant to cash-based responses.
GLOBAL AND LOCAL
PREPARING THE FUTURE
We work at the global level, developing collaboration models, products, and services that support the entire network. At the same time, these models, products, and services are tested, iterated, and improved upon by inclusive, local CCD networks around the world.
Cash programming has long served as a catalyst and a proxy for systems change in the aid sector. While our focus is on revolutionising how we collaboratively deliver cash programming for better impact, we believe that the work we are doing can inform approaches for sectoral and multi-sectoral programming as well as changes in the aid system as a whole.
We want to act as a marketplace and matchmaker for all actors who are relevant or will be relevant for cash-based responses. We want our approach to be fully adaptable to the entrance of new technologies and new actors as well as offering the flexibility to adapt to context changes.
CCD is building in an incremental way. The initial components have been prioritised through an in-depth user journey and identification of collaboration barriers in each country. The main issues that CCD has encountered include data sharing, local governance, and resource streamlining.
Whilst there is an increase in spontaneous collaboration in various countries, under this approach, the global network is working on the systems, standards, and guidance to support the national networks and form the essential components of a longer term vision. These components are:
building collaboration models, standards and guidance (includes development of a collaboration
modelling tool, decision making guidance for structuring a collaboration, support to in-country collaboration based on comparative advantage, deployment of collaboration managers, collaboration training, trust building mechanisms, teaming agreement templates, etc.)
local ecosystem creation based on comparative advantage (includes mapping and engagement of all potential actors in cash with their capacities, relationships, presence and expertise)
Collaboration planning with global CCD partners in Nairobi ©Save the Children/CCD
developing industry standards to select, negotiate, procure and contract services for any function across the cash transfer programming and operations
data sharing: develop standards, aggregators and systems to share data
strengthen the collaborative impact agenda (includes promotion of inclusive collaboration approach, business case for collaboration, network of friends, etc.).