Cash and Voucher Assistance for Education in Emergencies
Synthesis Report and Guidelines
Summary: In light of the Grand Bargain cash commitment to develop an evidence base for assessing costs, benefits, impacts and risks of CVA, the Global Education Cluster (GEC), with a financial contribution from DG-ECHO and technical support from NORCAP, has set out to build evidence around CVA for EiE. The research project endeavoured to answer three main questions:
- When is CVA the best modality to deliver EiE projects, and when is a combination of modalities preferable?
- How are education-related costs calculated to be included in the Minimum Expenditure Basket (MEB), depending on the context?
- What elements need to be taken into account when calculating the education-related component of Multipurpose Cash Transfers (MPC) intended to meet basic needs?