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Cash ABC and advanced cash training in Paris

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89 Rue de Paris

92110 Clichy


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This course provides the most up to date insights on the use of cash based assistance (CBA) in humanitarian settings. Participants can independently select the one-day or the four-day course, they can also choose to stay for the whole week. The one-day Cash ABC offers knowledge, skills and reliable practitioner insights on Cash Based Assistance (CBA) across the project cycle. The four-day training is organised per theme to offer a comprehensive understanding of the more debated topics on CBA at the moment.

The course is interactive (i.e. minimum slide show presentation), drawing on participants’ experiences and knowledge. Time will be dedicated to address practical challenges that participants may have faced in their current positions. This course is delivered in English. We limit the number of participants to 20 to ensure small and participatory group.

Course objectives

By the end of the Cash ABC training participants will be able to:

1/ Explain the different CBA related concepts and terminologies;

2/ Identify the key steps for the design, implementation and monitoring of CBA;

3/ Attribute roles and responsibilities at project level for the effective implementation of CBA.

By the end of the Advanced Cash training, participants will be able to:

1/ Explain clearly and simply the linkages between market and cash based programming;

2/ Discuss the state of CBA related evidence;

3/ Identify key points of attention when the use of Multi-Purpose Grants is considered;

4/ Set up a cash in/cash out process as well as a fruitful collaboration with service providers;

5/ Calculate CBA transfer value and use Minimum Expenditure Basket;

6/ Decide on relevant output, outcomes and impact indicators when CBA is used and set up an effective data collection mechanism;

7/ Identify the main existing cash coordination schemes as well as the global stakes of CBA coordination;

8/ Explain how social protection schemes can be used to support humanitarian delivery.

Course structure

Training will run from 9am to 5pm every day except for the last day, which will end at 4pm. Each day is organised in four blocks, separated by a lunch break and two coffee breaks, one in the morning and another in the afternoon.

From the second day onwards, each day will begin with a review of the topics covered the day before to ensure that the concepts, tools, and approaches were fully understood. Each day ends with a period of reflection, evaluation, and questions.

Participants will be actively encouraged to take part in classroom discussions and group work. The trainers will draw on both theoretical and practical knowledge in order to make the experience and learning applicable.

DAY 1 – Cash ABC

- CBA concepts and terminologies

- The 10 things you should know about CBA

- The key steps of CBA across the project cycle

- Who is doing what, when?

DAY 2: What? – Evidence, market and monitoring – getting the “complexity” out of the way

- The CBA related evidence per sector and per context: everyone talks about evidence but does it exist?

- Cash and market: everyone also talk about those two as well but what is the link?

- Starting with the end: CBA monitoring or how to monitor a multi sectoral tool in an outcome driven sector

DAY 3- Multi-purpose grants (MPG) and calculating the transfer value

- How do MPG differ from other types of CBA? When are they appropriate?

- How to calculate the transfer value for sectoral and multi sectoral grants?

- Should I use a MEB or something else?

DAY 4- Service providers and cash in/cash out

- The different service providers.

- How to select the good ones and have successful relationships?

- Cash in/cash out: the concrete steps

DAY 5 - The bigger picture

- Cash coordination: why is it so complicated, ad hoc and political?

- Operational models: can we predict what is the most efficient and effective set up to distribute CBA?

- Emergency cash transfer and social protection: the best enemies?

Who should attend?

Humanitarian practitioners across sectors and functions can attend, we especially encourage both the technical but also the operational teams to join us for this course. The more diverse the team is the more interesting the exchanges are.

The one day CTP ABC is open to any practitioner with an interest in cash transfer programming and programme design and delivery experience.

The four-days advanced training is open to the one-day CTP trainees and to practitioners who have already designed and implemented cash transfer programming in the field. This training will be delivered per themes and not as per the project cycle, hence participants should be already familiar with key steps of the CTP project cycles as they will not be repeated.

Your trainers

Helene Juillard has over a decade’s experience in evaluating, researching and managing emergency and early recovery responses. She has both a cash and market-based programming, as well as capacity strengthening, expertise. She has led and supported several cash based programmes in the field, from Bangladesh to Ethiopia. Helene authored the Minimum Standard for Market Analysis, the Pre- Crisis Market Analysis along with Cash guidance for UNDP, CARE, DCA and Oxfam. Helene is a CaLP member and part of the advisory board for Market in Crisis group.

Mike Daniels is a seasoned trainer with 15+ years of program management & capacity development in NGOs, Red Cross and the UN. Mike implemented relief and recovery projets in Afghanistan, Indonesia, North Caucasus, Sudan, Iraq, Greece and has built staff capacity across Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Middle-East. Mike regularly trains practitioners on cash based assistance but also the Sphere standards.

How much does it cost to attend the training?

Our fees are inclusive of all training resources, lunch, and refreshments. Our trainings are non-residential but we usually offer recommendations on affordable accommodations close by.

Standard fees:

- 5 days: 900 Euros

- 1 day Cash ABC 220 EUR

- 4 day Advanced 780 EUR

(NB: if you are a French based organisation, we will have to charge you 20% VAT on top of the training fees)

Early bird: if you register and pay by October 5th, you will get a 10% discount.

Individuals working for organisations based in the global south are offered a 30% discount on our training fees.

Group discount: organisations booking at least 3 participants at the same time get a 20% discount on training fees.

Note: those discounts are non cumulative.

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