Cash & Voucher Assistance and Nutrition

Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) can be an effective tool to address economic barriers to adequate nutrition. There is a growing evidence base from peer-reviewed studies and operational learning on the opportunities and limitations of using CVA as part of nutrition responses.

The Nutrition and Cash and Voucher Assistance GTWG

The Nutrition and Cash and Voucher (CVA) GTWG was re-invigorated in April 2021, with two new chairs at the helm of the group. Building on the work of the previous Reference Group which developed the Nutrition and CVA Evidence & Guidance Note, this group aims to map key initiatives using CVA for nutrition outcomes and identify technical knowledge gaps and implementation challenges. As a broad objective, the group aims to generate interest in CVA and nutrition outcomes and promote exchanges between relevant sectors and actors at the country, regional and global level particularly through knowledge management, capacity strengthening and advocacy. The group is currently co-chaired by Concern Worldwide and Save the Children.

During the final quarter of 2021, two meetings were held as well as additional meetings held with USAID’s Advancing Nutrition Initiative to discuss potential areas of collaboration  and with CaLP to discuss Multipurpose Cash (MPC) Outcome Indicators. Guidance on Nutrition indicators for MPC was finalized during the quarter and presented to members of the GTWG for further discussion. Work on a mapping of initiatives and survey of gaps began in the quarter by a team of consultants. As a next step to this mapping work, the Nutrition and CVA GTWG aims to recruit a consultant for a capacity building package on CVA for Nutrition in Emergencies.

CVA Resources

CVA & Nutrition - Additional Resources


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