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.
We are pleased to inform you that the Principals of the organisations represented in the Grand Bargain caucus on cash coordination - ECHO and the United States representing the Donor Cash Forum, WFP, UNHCR, OCHA, UNICEF, ICVA, A4EP, Collaborative Cash Delivery Network (CCD) and IFRC, with CaLP and CashCap as technical experts, and with the World Bank as an observer- , have unanimously endorsed a model setting out the structure, function, leadership and resourcing of cash coordination.
On Monday 22 November, Principals from the agencies participating in the caucus (the US government, ECHO, WFP, OCHA, UNHCR, UNICEF, IFRC, ICVA, A4EP and the CCD) as well as observers (CaLP, Cashcap and the World Bank) attended the first high-level strategic meeting on cash coordination, convened and facilitated by Jan Egeland in his role as EP.
The EP, in consultation with the Facilitation Group and other stakeholders, has agreed to lead a caucus on cash coordination. The caucus will convene key actors with the objective of recommending a solution to ensure accountable and predictable cash coordination, striking a good balance between inclusivity and effectiveness of the dialogue.
On 5 October 2021, the cash workstream organised an event "5 years of the cash workstream; successes and ways forward" to reflect on the successes of the workstream in supporting the growth and expansion of humanitarian cash over the years.
While the Coronavirus pandemic means that the Co-convenors of the workstream 3 (Increase the use and coordination of cash-based programming) were unable to hold the annual Grand Bargain cash workstream workshop in person this year, they were
The UN Common Cash Statement was launched in December 2018 by the four principals of UNICEF, OCHA, UNHCR and WFP to collaborate on cash and voucher assistance, using common cash systems wherever possible.