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ABOUT THE WORKING GROUP

The Afghanistan Cash and Voucher Working Group (CVWG) is an inter-cluster technical working group set up to ensure cash based interventions (CBIs) in Afghanistan are coordinated, follow a common rationale, are context specific and are undertaken in a manner that does not inflict harm or exacerbate vulnerabilities of the affected population. The working group was initially established in 2012 under the FSAC, but since 2014 it has become an inter-cluster working group which is overseen by the Inter-Cluster Coordination Team (ICCT). The working group is currently co-chaired by NRC and WFP.

The objectives of the CVWG are:

  1. Operational coordination of CBIs amongst partners – including implementation standards and processes, common reporting platform, harmonized assessment and monitoring tools.
  2. Evidence-based advocacy and creating a community of practice on CBIs – including through joint advocacy around national or private sector regulations impairing effective cash-based assistance; and information sharing on post-distribution monitoring (PDM) data and data on various CBI projects being implemented across sectors and partners.
  3. Mainstreaming of protection and accountability to affected population concerns in CBIs.
  4. Capacity building of partners in CBIs.