Joint NGO Statement on Cash Coordination in the Ukraine Crisis Response
Sixteen NGOs, fifteen of which are Grand Bargain Signatories, signed a Joint Statement, in which they welcome and support the outcomes and recommendations of the recent Grand Bargain Cash Coordination Caucus endorsing a model for the accountable, predictable, effective, and efficient coordination of cash assistance. They are hopeful that this decision will help solve the longstanding operational issues which the caucus sought to address and are eager to see the model tested in field humanitarian operations.
The Signatories of the Joint Statement believe the Ukraine Crisis Response is providing a unique opportunity, not least given the large financial requirement for multi-purpose cash assistance. Across the response, they are pleased to see the coordination mechanisms evolving quickly to respond to the needs identified but they think the coordination mechanisms would benefit from a formalized and predictable setup, like the one described in the caucus model. They therefore co-signed a Joint Statement calling for the formal application of the model in the response.
Please find the full Joint NGO Statement on Cash Coordination in the Ukraine Crisis Response here.