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New Common Cash System announced by WFP, UNHCR, UNICEF and OCHA

On 5 December 2018 WFP, UNHCR, UNICEF and OCHA announced the launch of a joint system for the design, delivery and monitoring of cash assistance. 

Cash Week 2018: Looking around and looking ahead

Cash Week 2018 aimed to do two things: challenge us all to think differently about our work and to carve out a space to do so. In this blog, CaLP's Sophie Tholstrup reflects on the key debates from the week, and asks how we can build on this momentum and identify new ways of working to meet humanitarian need more effectively.

Standards on cash and markets: time to raise the bar

The volume and complexity of humanitarian action has grown significantly over the last three decades, along with the range of actors providing assistance. The 2018 Sphere handbook addresses these major shifts with a new set of standards - and an increased emphasis on cash and markets.

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