Training Agency: Key Aid Consulting
Registration deadline: 28 Dec 2018
Training date: 07 Jan 2019 to 11 Jan 2019
This course provides original insights and knowledge on cash transfer programming in humanitarian
settings. Participants can independently select the one-day or the four-day course, they can also
choose to stay for the whole week. The one-day Cash ABC offers knowledge, skills and reliable
practitioner insights on Cash Based Assistance (CBA) across the project cycle. The four-day training is
organised per theme to offer a comprehensive understanding of the more debated topics on CBA at
The course is interactive (i.e. minimum slide show presentation), drawing on participants’ experiences
and knowledge. Time will be dedicated to address practical challenges that participants may have
faced in their current positions. This course is delivered in English.
By the end of the Cash ABC training participants will be able to:
- Explain the different CBA related concepts and terminologies;
- Identify the key steps for the design, implementation and monitoring of CBA;
- Attribute roles and responsibilities at project level for the effective implementation of CBA.
By the end of the Advanced Cash training, participants will be able to:
- Explain clearly and simply the linkages between market and cash based programming;
- Discuss the state of CBA related evidence;
- Identify key points of attention when the use of Multi-Purpose Grants is considered;
- Set up a cash in/cash out process as well as a fruitful collaboration with service providers;
- Calculate CBA transfer value and use Minimum Expenditure Basket;
- Decide on relevant output, outcomes and impact indicators when CBA is used and set up an effective data collection mechanism;
- Identify the main existing cash coordination schemes as well as the global stakes of CBA coordination;
- Explain how social protection schemes can be used to support humanitarian delivery.
Helene Juillard has over a decade’s experience in evaluating, researching and managing emergency and early recovery responses. She has both a cash and market-based programming, as well as capacity strengthening, expertise. She has led and supported several cash based programmes in the field, from Bangladesh to Ethiopia. Helene authored the Minimum Standard for Market Analysis, the Pre- Crisis Market Analysis along with Cash guidance for UNDP, CARE, DCA and Oxfam. Helene is a CaLP member and the former chair of the CaLP Market Working Group.
Who should attend?
Humanitarian practitioners with an interest in cash-based assistance alongside previous experience in emergency response design, implementation and monitoring. The course is relevant across sectors, functions and seniority levels.
Training will run from 9 am to 5 pm each day. Each day is organised in four blocks, separated by a lunch break, and coffee breaks in the morning and afternoon. From the second day onwards, each day begins with a review of the topics covered the day before to ensure that the concepts, tools, and approaches are fully understood. Each day ends with a period of reflection, evaluation, and questions.
Participants will be actively encouraged to take part in classroom discussions and group work. The trainers will draw on both theoretical and practical knowledge in order to make the experience and learning applicable
DAY 1 – Cash ABC
- CBA concepts and terminologies
- The 10 things you should know about CBA
- The key steps of CBA across the project cycle
- Who is doing what, when?
DAY 2: What? – Evidence, market and monitoring – getting the “complexity” out of the way
- The CBA related evidence per sector and per context: everyone talks about evidence but does it exist?
- Cash and market: everyone also talk about those two as well but what is the link?
- Starting with the end: CBA monitoring or how to monitor a multi sectoral tool in an outcome driven sector
DAY 3- Multi-purpose grants (MPG) and calculating the transfer value
- How do MPG differ from other types of CBA? When are they appropriate?
- How to calculate the transfer value for sectoral and multi sectoral grants?
- Should I use a MEB or something else?
DAY 4- Service providers and cash in/cash out
- The service providers: the financial ones, the ones for mobile data collection, for data analysis and for CBA specifically.
- How to select the good ones and have successful relationships?
- Cash in/cash out: concretely how does it work?
DAY 5 – The bigger picture
- Cash coordination: why is it so complicated, ad hoc and political?
- Emergency cash transfer and social protection: the best enemies?
The fees are as follows: One-day training: 220 Euros Three-day training: 630 Euros Four-day training: 780 Euros Five-day training: 900 Euros The fees are inclusive of all training resources, lunch, and refreshments. The course is non-residential. Early bird fee: Book and pay up before November 31st, 2018 to receive a 10% discount through our early bird scheme. Individuals working with Southern national and local organisations will be offered a 30% discount.
To register for the class or for any additional questions, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org