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Lecture: Unrestricted Cash and Voucher Assistance As a Radical Act

Tuesday, October 20
10 – 11 a.m.

Cash and voucher assistance has grown from carefully designed pilot projects to an alternative to food aid. However, some see this as radical as it challenges the status quo of the humanitarian architecture.nAccording to the “State of the World’s Cash 2020” report, published by the Cash and Learning Partnership, cash and voucher assistance (CVA) has doubled globally since 2016, increasing from US$2.8 billion to US$5.6 billion.

What are the implications of CVA at this scale on the humanitarian architecture? What does it demand from the humanitarian community? What mechanisms are in place to ensure that it reaches those who need it most?

Join the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs for an event on CVA with speaker Floor Grootenhuis, a senior associate with Integrated Risk Management Associates.

About the Speaker
Grootenhuis has 22 years of experience working with United Nations organizations in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, including the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Food Programme, along with such nongovernmental organizations as Action Against Hunger, Save the Children, Oxfam, Cash Learning Partnership, and the International Federation of the Red Cross. She has been one of the pioneers of CVA and will discuss the practice of unrestricted CVA as a radical act during this webinar.

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