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UNICEF Humanitarian Cash Transfer 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
Clients: UNICEF

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.


CGA developed the Business Case 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.


This work contributed to UNICEF’s position on humanitarian cash transfer 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 the global UNICEF system, called HOPE, This system is being used in humanitarian responses globally, including Afghanistan and Russia.

Find out more: UNICEF - HOPE case study