Marco Grazia, World Vision International | Marco_Grazia@wvi.org
Emilia Sorrentino, Plan International | Emilia.Sorrentino@plan-international.org
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Cash and voucher assistance for education in emergencies removes economic barriers to education which prevent crisis affected children from accessing education. Cash and voucher assistance helps families purchase the necessary supplies for school; covering school fees and transportation costs or even the opportunity cost of lost child labour. Cash and voucher assistance has been shown to prevent drop-outs, lead to re-enrolment of children who have been out of school and to increased attendance. However, cash alone will not be enough to bring these children to school if they are bullied and discriminated against because of their displacement status, if they do not have the required documentation to enrol in school, if parents do not consider education important, or if schools do not have sufficient capacity to receive them. Such situations call for the integration of cash and voucher assistance with interventions aimed at reducing or eliminating these barriers which are not economic in nature.
This Response Analysis Tool aims to equip education actors with guidance and tools to undertake effective response analysis, contributing to the de-sign and implementation of quality, effective and consistent cash and voucher assistance (CVA) for education outcomes. Guidance is presented under four steps of the response analysis process.
UNICEF has developed this targeting Guidance to support scaling up of CVA in a way that maximizes outcomes for education in emergencies (EiE) responses, especially regarding the retention of girls in education. This is in recognition of the wider barriers to accessing and remaining in school that girls, particularly adolescent girls, face and of the transformative power that education can have on the lives of girls, young women and, by extension, the wider population.
If you have any comments or questions, please write to the GEC Cash Task Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.