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Cash at a Crossroads: Getting It Right for Affected Communities


The great increase in the use of cash assistance has been one of the humanitarian sector’s success stories. Just as cash offers more flexibility for affected communities, it demands more ingenuity from the humanitarian sector. With the modalities of cash programming now receiving attention at the highest levels of the sector, this is the right time to raise our ambitions for cash coordination reform.

This independent think piece explores the opportunity for radical reform in cash coordination, building on and reaffirming the existing momentum to have accountability to affected populations (AAP) at the centre of the process. The paper proposes a framework of opportunities for effective and accountable cash coordination.