Somalia Cash Working Group
Objective, Membership and Structure
The Somalia Inter Agency Cash Working group aims at improving the coordination of cash assistance, quality of implementation of cash assistance and Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning as well as ensuring a systematic and evidence based cash and market programming for the Somalia response.
The CWG is an inclusive platform for partners responding to the protracted crisis in Somalia and is guided by a TOR. The CWG works through sub-national working groups and through thematic work-streams. CWG meetings are held on a monthly basis and adhoc as needed.
Latest Meeting Minutes
Mapping of Cash and Voucher Assistance in Somalia
Mapping of sectoral/ cluster cash, safety nets/shock responsive safety nets and MPCA cash is visualised https://data.humdata.org/visualization/somalia-cash-programing-v4/ on a monthly basis. The mapping provides a good overview of scale (amount of cash programming in each region) and gives a sense of coverage (assistance vs. need people in IPC 3-4).
Reporting templates and instructions
- Multi Purpose Cash Assistance (MPCA) 3Ws reporting template
- Multi Purpose Cash Assistance (MPCA) 3Ws reporting_ Clarifications and Instructions
- Sectoral/Cluster Cash 4Ws reporting template
- Somalia CWG Sectoral/cluster Cash 3W reporting Guidance
Recommended CVA indicators
CWG Thematic Work: Key resources
Shock Responsive Safety Nets - Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) shock_responsive_communication_strategy.pdf
Learning partnership workshop Documents https://we.tl/t-aoy84MR4Us
Mitigation of GBV in CVA (The result of the joint engagement by the CWG and the GBV AOR) gbvcva_priority_actions_march_2021.pdf gbvcva_learning_brief_april_2021.pdf gbv-cash-compendium.somali.fnl_.pdf gbv_cva_risk_matrix_lifaaqa_somali.docx template_gbv_risk_analysis_for_cva_en.docx cva_gbv-guidelines_compendium.final_.pdf
Mobile Services in Humanitarian Programming in Somalia : supported by the GSMA M4H programme, the CWG, developed: i) A set of six guidance documents on the use of mobile services in humanitarian programming in Somalia and ii) A regulatory and policy analysis brief, which explains the regulatory and policy ecosystem around mobile money and cash transfers and recommendations to build on the current ecosystem. 0_sop-process-mapping.pdf 1_sop-recommendation_1.pdf 2_sop-recommendation_2.pdf 3_sop-recommendation_3.pdf 4_sop-recommendation_4.pdf 5_sop-recommendation_5.pdf 6_sop-recommendation_6.pdf 7_sop-regulatory-environment-analysis.pdf
A self-assessment toolkit was also developed to help track progress on the implementation of key recommendations. self-assessment_toolkit_manual.pdf
Somalia Cash Working Group contacts
- Mary Karanja
- Somalia CWG Chair
- World Food Programme
- Francesca Sangiorgi
- Somalia CWG Co Chair
- Somali Cash Consortium
- Somalia CWG IMO
- Beatrice Marloni (FAOSO)
- CVA reporting
- Sectoral/ cluster cash - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Safety nets/Shock responsive safety nets mapping IMO - Yussuf MOHAMED <email@example.com>
- Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance (MPCA) IMO - Sachin KADAMBOTE <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subnational Cash Working Groups somalia_sub_national_cash_working_groups_divisions.xlsx
Somalia Minimum Expenditure Basket (MEB) monitoring
Transfer Value recommendations january_2022_drought_response_tv_recommendations.pdf som_cash_and_markets_quarterly_dashboard_october_to_december_2021.pdf som_cash_and_markets_quarterly_dashboard_july_to_september_2021.pdf Somalia Cash and Markets Quarterly dashboard: April to June 2021 Somalia Cash and Markets Quarterly dashboard: January to March 2021 Somalia Cash and Markets Quarterly dashboard: October to December 2020 Somalia Cash and Markets Quarterly dashboard: July to Sept 2020 Somalia Cash and Markets Quarterly dashboard: April to June 2020 Somalia Cash and Markets Quarterly dashboard: January to March 2020
Evaluations and Workshop Reports
Somalia Humanitarian Dashboards
CWG workstreams and Sub-national CWGs
- Sub-national CWGs
- Baidoa (Bay, Bakool, Lower Juba, Gedo and Middle Juba)
Adado (Hiraan, Galgaduud, Mudug)
Mogadishu (Lower Shabelle, Middle Shabelle, Banaadir)
Garowe (Nugaal, Bari)
Hargeisa (Sool, Sanaag, Woqooyi Galbeed, Awdal and Togdheer).
- CWG workstreams
- The Market analysis workstream tasked to produce market analysis and guidance to the CWG.
- The Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability to Affected Populations workstream provides technical guidance on M&E of CVA.
- The Financial Service Providers workstream aims at improving the systems and processes of the financial service landscape for cash transfers in Somalia.
The Cash and Protection interagency workstream ensures that the cash response in Somalia is delivered in a safe and accountable manner.