Guide for Protection in Cash-based Interventions

This guide identifies minimum necessary information and key resources needed to help humanitarian practitioners ensure that protection risks and benefits are considered and monitored throughout the CBI program cycle, using a community-based approach and participatory methods as much as possible. It can help to inform CBI in any program context: protection mainstreaming into sectoral programs e.g. nutrition or shelter with a voucher component; joint programs focused on protection and sectoral outcomes e.g. protection and livelihoods including asset recovery grants; and standalone protection programs, e.g. child protection programs that include cash transfers to caretakers.

Reducing risks: yy Programs with CBI incorporate protective design, implementation and monitoring elements so that the program does not increase, and rather helps to mitigate, risks for beneficiaries or persons of concern. yyDesign ensures that the introduction of cash does not exacerbate community tensions and relationships between beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries of assistance, and monitoring of risks leads to program adjustments as necessary. Enhancing benefits: yyDesign and revision of programs so that CBI enhances protection benefits such as improved household and community relations, dignity through choice, and safe, impartial access to assistance. yy Programs should build upon the inherent potential of CBI – a modality that enables the choice of affected people to use humanitarian aid as they see fit – to contribute


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