Cash Working Group
The CWG aims to define policy and standards of CTP, act as a platform for coordination among agencies implementing CTP whether across sectors, WGs, or private and public entities, enhance governmental ownership and CTP ‘know how’ through sharing of experiences, technical support to ongoing responses, ensuring coherence, harmonization, and holistic approaches in CTP response methodologies.
- Advocacy: Develop holistic messages and an advocacy strategy for CTP as one the most effective response modalities when feasible, including consideration of multipurpose cash, effective scale up and appropriate linkages with national social protection policies.
- Information Management and sharing: Support the development of 4Ws reflecting information on targeting, modality, delivery mechanisms, partners, and funding; enhance beneficiary information management (BIM) by sharing databases based on the need with respect to data confidentiality protocols including best practices, lessons learned, and recommendations regularly; create tools and/or resource Library for information sharing for example related to market prices etc. such as the CaLP online library at http://www.cashlearning.org/resources/library as well as Sudan’s webpage on CaLP at http://www.cashlearning.org/eastafrica-coordination/-sudan-cash-working-group.
- Technical Learning, guidance, and support: Build on lessons learned from the CaLP regional CWG Co-Leads meetings; facilitate external learning opportunities though e-learning, trainings, and workshops in coordination with the CaLP; share corporate manuals, policies, reports, assessments, case and impact studies etc.; create tools for technical guidance such as M&E (baseline and post-distribution monitoring (PDM), vulnerability assessments, etc.) tools, and share them on the common platforms.
- Harmonization: Develop a harmonized and holistic CTP response framework through a partnership approach establishing common objectives, strategies, and methodologies such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), for targeting, to identification of eligible households, Minimum Expenditure Basket (MEB) calculation and transfer values, modality and delivery mechanisms, complaints and feedback mechanism, as well as monitoring frameworks.