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CCD/Global Protection Cluster (GPC) 2023. Authors: Philippa Young (CCD), Julia Grasset, (Ukraine Regional C4PTF), Antoine Sciot, (Ukraine Regional C4PTF). This learning report stems from bilateral discussions with the Collaborative Cash Delivery (CCD) Network’s members in Ukraine and Poland, many of whom were on the cusp of designing or implementing Cash for Protection (C4P) programmes as part of the Ukraine response and were seeking learning and experience from each other. Together with the Regional Cash for Protection Task Force (C4PTF), it was agreed to commission this learning report to understand what programming is being labelled as C4P within the context of the Ukraine response, what elements and parameters make up this programming, and how the programmes are operationalised. The objective of this research was to gather and analyse C4P programmatic experience and lessons learned from the Ukraine crisis response to support the work of agencies engaging in C4P as part of the response while contributing to the global bank of operational learning and guidance on C4P. Recommendations are formulated to inform current responses, but also future ones.

CCD/Global Protection Cluster (GPC) 2023. Автори: Філіппа Янг (CCD), Джулія Грассет (Український регіональний C4PTF), Антуан Сьо (Український регіональний C4PTF). Цей навчальний звіт є результатом двосторонніх обговорень з членами Мережі спільної доставки готівки (CCD) в Україні та Польщі, багато з яких були на порозі розробки або впровадження програм «Готівка для захисту» (C4P) у рамках відповіді в Україні та прагнули отримати знання. і досвід один від одного. Разом із Регіональною цільовою групою «Готівка для захисту» (C4PTF) було погоджено замовити цей навчальний звіт, щоб зрозуміти, яке програмування позначається як C4P у контексті відповіді України, які елементи та параметри складають це програмування та як програми введені в дію. Мета цього дослідження полягала в тому, щоб зібрати та проаналізувати програмний досвід C4P та уроки, отримані під час реагування на кризу в Україні, щоб підтримати роботу агенцій, які беруть участь у C4P як частину реагування, одночасно вносячи внесок у глобальний банк оперативного навчання та керівництва щодо C4P. Рекомендації сформульовані для інформування про поточні відповіді, але також і про майбутні.

CCD/UCC 2023. Authors: Louisa Lippi, Social Protection Advisor (consultant) for the Ukraine Cash Consortium (UCC) and Clara Decamps, Social Protection Advisor (CCD). This paper explores the extent to which humanitarian Multipurpose Cash Assistance (MPCA) in Ukraine has been able to leverage different elements of the delivery chain of national social protection (SP) programming. There are significant similarities between humanitarian cash assistance and SP, but there are also key differences that may impede leveraging the SP system to deliver assistance. Understanding these differences is as important as understanding the context in which linkages could occur.

CCD/UCC 2023. Authors: Louisa Lippi, Social Protection Advisor (consultant) for the Ukraine Cash Consortium (UCC) and Clara Decamps, Social Protection Advisor (CCD). CCD partnered with Ukraine Cash Consortium (UCC) to build on CCD’s work of mapping the SP system in Ukraine to advance in identifying alignment options for humanitarian cash assistance design programming within Ukraine’s SP system. The exercise first started with the facilitation of a workshop on 4 July 2023 attended by CCD Community of Practice members and other relevant stakeholders such as the Cash Working Group (CWG) chairs, the CWG Task Team 5 (TT5) members and the Perekhid Initiative’s Technical Assistance Facility members. Invitations to the workshop were extended to organisations outside of the CCD to ensure coordination and synergies between all SP related initiatives. This discussion paper is building on the workshop and aims to present humanitarian organisations with program design options for humanitarian cash programming aligning to the SP system in Ukraine. This paper begins with an overview of the situation in Ukraine, then moves to a brief description of the structure of the SP system in Ukraine and a brief snapshot of the emergency cash transfers currently being delivered by humanitarian actors and the government. The last section provides a gap analysis of the current benefits across the lifecycle along with recommendations of how humanitarian actors can link with and fill the gaps of the cash benefits provided through Ukraine’s social insurance and social assistance systems.

CCD/UCC 2023. Authors, Clara Decamps, Social Protection Advisor (CCD), Alicia Fairfield Interim UCC Director. This summary tool of the discussion paper highlights the alignment options for each lifecycle stage (maternity to old age, plus disability which runs through the entire lifecycle) according to the analytical framework, triangulating gaps in coverage, income gaps from transfer values of social protection programs, and ongoing unmet needs. It is highly recommended that this summary paper be read in conjunction with the full discussion paper to understand the full analysis and evidence.

CCD 2023. Author, Clara Decamps, Social Protection Advisor (CCD). CCD developed a mapping tool as part of the Ukraine Response Shared Services Strategy to analyse and understand existing social protection programs in Ukraine and Poland. This tool categorises programs based on financing, availability, lifecycle stages, and vulnerability criteria. It provides valuable insights to humanitarian organisations, allowing them to easily access and analyse relevant programs. The tool also highlights amendments to the Ukrainian social protection system following the 2022 conflict. CCD's community of practice members validates the mappings and promotes collaboration and synergy within the humanitarian response. Overall, the mapping tool is crucial in improving the quality and inclusiveness of social protection efforts in the region.

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CCD 2021. This overview provides an initial operational framework to guide decision-making as NGOs engage with SP systems and programmes. It outlines key guiding principles and specifies the value-add of NGOs engaging with systems of SP. It aims to complement and balance the considerable existing work aimed at, where possible and appropriate, supporting governments’ system strengthening and the UN to contribute to and complement SP in humanitarian contexts

CCD 2020. This paper seeks to demonstrate practical ways in which NGOs are linking their humanitarian work to social protection and the added importance of this in the context of COVID-19, following from the earlier work of CCD outlining the role of NGOs to improve the access to and delivery of social protection in crises and the COVID-19 advocacy paper. This is written for signatories of the Grand Bargain, particularly those engaged in the cash sub-working group on social protection and humanitarian cash. This paper highlights that there is much more to be done but that NGOs have a crucial role to play and what follows are some of the ways in which CCD can engage.

CCD 2020. COVID-19 has an unprecedented impact globally in terms of access to and the capacity of healthcare systems to respond. The health crisis is yet to peak in many countries and in low income contexts, the concern is that its impact will be severe where it is not physically possible to practice physical distancing. As we saw during Ebola in 2014 or in cholera outbreaks, physical distancing is a choice that only a minority can afford in low income countries. It is anticipated that this crisis will result in significant numbers of households falling into poverty (or deeper into poverty) as a result of the enormous economic impacts of measures needed to contain this virus: recovery from the economic impact of this, will not be short term. Those most vulnerable to this are those without job security, small businesses, those in the informal economy and in unpaid care. We recognise that these roles are the backbone of many national economies. We recognise that a large burden will currently fall to communities to meet care and other needs to affected households. The impact on women is particularly strong, given their role as caregivers, which puts them at particular health and economic risk due to their roles in both the informal sector and care economy and the additional care burden of the sick and also of children, now schools are closed. Governments should recognise too, that children and caregivers depended on breakfasts and/or lunches in schools to avoid going hungry. At the same time there are those excluded from society, stateless, displaced, refugees who are extremely vulnerable to the impact of the pandemic.

CCD 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.

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