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Feasibility Assessment for a global UNICEF Humanitarian Cash Transfer (HCT) Management Information System (MIS).

UNICEF sought to review the feasibility of a global Humanitarian Cash Transfers Management Information System for UNICEF cash programming in emergency contexts, to map existing solutions, to review factors such as integration with various payment modalities used, regulatory environments, and to identify opportunities for data sharing and common taxonomy.

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

UNICEF sought to review the feasibility of a global Humanitarian Cash Transfers Management Information System for UNICEF cash programming in emergency contexts, to map existing solutions, to review factors such as integration with various payment modalities used, regulatory environments, and to identify opportunities for data sharing and common taxonomy. A CGA team of cash and voucher assistance and information management specialists conducted an extensive desk review and in-person consultations with UNICEF staff at HQ, and country programme stakeholders including DRC, Yemen, Syria, Somalia as well as stakeholders with WFP and UNHCR in Rome and Geneva.

Outputs and Resources

Business Case developed outlining proposed design of an Humanitarian Cash Transfers MIS solution for use by UNICEF's global and country offices, also containing detailed Functional and technical specifications.