Disaster READY: Introductory research on the Feasibility of Cash and Voucher Assistance in Rural iTaukei Villages in Fiji
In 2018, Save the Children Australia led a study into the general feasibility of using Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) in responding to disasters in Fiji. The Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) defines CVA as programs where cash transfers or vouchers are provided directly to people and not to the government, in the context of humanitarian assistance. This type of assistance is also referred to in other documents as Cash Based Interventions, Cash Based Assistance and Cash Transfer Programming. The study was part of the work of the Pacific Cash Preparedness Partnership (PCPP), a collaboration between Save the Children, Oxfam and the World Food Programme (WFP). The overall objective of the PCPP is to ensure that humanitarian responses in the Pacific Island region can better meet relief and recovery needs of disaster-affected communities.
This study was funded by the Australian Government, through the Australian Humanitarian Partnership
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