5.5 Coordinate with others
Cash coordination includes both operational functions, focused on process, and strategic functions focused on results and impact. While some functions may have both operational and strategic values, strategic coordination usually covers:
- Influencing standards and cash transfer values;
- Joint analysis and decision-making on the appropriate type of response, to ensure that CVA and other modalities are complementary;
- Coordination of the humanitarian response;
- Advocacy with host governments, Humanitarian Coordination Team, donors, etc.
Operational coordination covers:
- Sharing of good practices and lessons learned;
- Joint assessment and Cash Feasibility Study;
- Using CVA to address multiple objectives;
- Streamlining cash delivery instruments and negotiating service fees with payment agents;
- Joint monitoring;
- Development and use of common guidelines and tools.
Additionally, the CaLP Coordination toolkit can be used as a reference when considering taking an active role in cash coordination and includes practical tools, guidance documents, and templates covering:
- Advocacy for cash coordination and guidance on the role of the coordinator;
- Advice for cash coordination group facilitation;
- Successful ways to communicate within the coordination group and with external groups;
- Tools and basic training for improving CVA capacity;
- Tools used by coordination groups to facilitate better coordination and promote good practices (3W matrices – who is doing what, where, and when; joint M&E systems);
- Core CVA documents.
Possible reference links:
- Information on the Geneva-based Cash Working Group:http://www.cashlearning.org/where-we-work-europe/geneva-based-cash-working-group
- CaLP resource for coordination: http://www.cashlearning.org/resources/coordination-toolkit