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Cash Working Group

The national CWG in Sudan reports to the Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ISCG). It provides technical support to and across sectors, advises on issues related to CVA, and provides evidence and knowledge in response option analysis processes. The group evaluates the situation and makes recommendations on the appropriateness, effectiveness, and efficiency of the cash/market approaches in general, at national, state, and local levels.
The group aims to develop standard products, positions, and approaches. It ensures information sharing, learning, and adopting these common approaches across its members to promote inter-agency and inter-sector participation. By providing support to and convening CVA activities across sectors, the group is expected to play a vital role in coordinating Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance (MPCA).

The overall role of the CWG is to act as an inter-sectoral CVA coordination mechanism. This group is a technical advisory group composed of implementers of markets/cash-based programming and policymakers on CVA. The CWG will achieve the following activities:

  1. Lead and coordinate the development of common tools, modalities, and standards to extend harmonisation and complementarity of CVA in Sudan, disseminating and adapting existing tools and available resources in other countries / global levels.
  2. Standardise MPCA and support other sectors to define policies, strategies, and practical applications. This includes developing common standards in preparedness (MEB, assessments…), targeting, delivery (transfer value, frequency, duration), monitoring liaising, and associating sectors as appropriate.
  3. Promote coordination and integration using the different delivery mechanisms available in Sudan by providing analysis and joint programming and platform sharing recommendations.
  4. Support collaboration and alignment of humanitarian CVA with Social Protection schemes through cooperation with relevant ministries and development actors.
  5. Build the capacities of agencies and relevant stakeholders in implementing CVA, including terminology, best practices, toolkits, and related issues.
  6. Lead joint initiatives mandated by the CWG and Coordinate ad hoc assessments by partners, ensuring relevance, avoidance of duplications, and disseminating findings.
  7. Ensure comprehensive coverage of CVA and avoid duplication through actors mapping, information sharing, and capacity building of the group members.
  8. Map context-specific protection risks and benefits of CVA and decide on follow-up actions for protection and gender mainstreaming.

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