Using Cash and Vouchers Assistance for the Education Sector
As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, partners involved in Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) in Somalia have started to explore what role CVA could play to address the economic impact and income loss. Evidence shows that the use of CVA can be a catalyst to meet education outcomes and the assistance has gained momentum in the education sector as more sector-specific guides are published to explain their diverse use in emergencies. This note aims to provide recommendations for education partners based on the Education in the Emergency checklist and the World Health Organisation guidance on using CVA for COVID-19. It will also take note of the priorities positioned in the Somalia Country Preparedness Response Plan (CPRP) and adhere to a human rights-based approach grounded in international law, which advocates in developing responses to the global outbreak while respecting the rights and dignity of the most vulnerable.
The content of this document was presented on Tuesday 5th May 2020 during a CVA for Education Programming online workshop with partners. The programmes below are synthesized based on the discussions for COVID-19 in Somalia and are organised according to relevance and feasibility.