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UNICEF Humanitarian Cash Transfer MIS

A feasibility study for a UNICEF global Humanitarian Cash Transfers Management Information System for cash programming in emergency contexts. Our team identified business needs, mapped and assessed existing solutions, reviewed integration with legacy systems and various payment modalities, and identified opportunities for data sharing and common taxonomy.

Country/Region: Global
Dates/Duration: 2018 - 2019
Funded by: UNICEF
Clients: UNICEF

A feasibility Assessment for a global UNICEF Humanitarian Cash Transfer (HCT) Management Information System (MIS). A CGA team of cash and voucher assistance and MIS specialists conducted an extensive desk review and in-person consultations with UNICEF staff at HQ, and country programme stakeholders, including DRC, Yemen, Syria, and Somalia, as well as stakeholders with WFP and UNHCR in Rome & Geneva.

The objective was to understand the need for, and feasibility of, a global HCT MIS for UNICEF cash programming in emergency contexts, to map existing solutions, and review those considering factors, such as integration with various payment modalities used, various regulatory environments and to identify opportunities for data sharing and common taxonomy.

This work contributed to UNICEF’s position on HCT data management as outlined in the UN Common Cash Statement and resulted in detailed recommendations regarding policy and collaboration and a precise technical and functional specification for a global UNICEF system.

Output

A Business Case was developed outlining the proposed design of an HCT MIS solution for use by UNICEF's global and country offices, also containing detailed Functional and Technical specifications.