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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 report is also available in French, Spanish and Arabic.
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.
Cash and voucher assistance integrated with wider education in emergencies programming is highly effective in addressing a range of supply-and demand-side barriers to improve the equity and inclusion of girls and children with disabilities in their access to education. In many situations, the cash and voucher assistance design has to be adjusted to meet to higher and specific needs of girls and children with disabilities. This includes the targeting, the use of conditionalities, the transfer value and the delivery mechanisms used by the programme. Specific integrated interventions are needed to address the socio-cultural, protection and education service related barriers these children encounter in their access to education. This report is also available in French.
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