Child Safeguarding for Cash and Voucher Assistance Guidance

Over the past decade, the use of Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) has grown considerably in international development and humanitarian contexts, being referred to by some as one of the most significant reforms in recent years.

Systematic evidence has shown that CVA can be effective, and as such, the international debate on CVA has moved on from whether it can work to how it can best be used, in a way that prevents and mitigates child safeguarding risks.

The purpose of this guidance is to identify the potential child safeguarding risks associated with CVA and provide suggestions on how to manage them (including monitoring and mitigating), to ensure children are as safe as possible.

Published 2019-09-17