This toolkit assists practitioners in collecting the requisite situational protection information on risks for affected populations with an age, gender, and diversity (AGD) lens, identifying community-based or self-protection mechanisms, and preparing a monitoring system that is based on identified protection risks.
All of the tools in this toolkit are designed to be adapted to context and are modular so that cash and GBV actors can work together to bridge gaps in current practice. These tools are based on and should be used with existing best practice guidance on cash and GBV.
The Guidance on Protection in Cash-based Interventions and the accompanying Risks and Benefits Analysis Tool help cash and protection practitioners analyze context-specific protection risk and benefit to inform response analysis.
The Toolkit for Optimizing Cash-based Interventions for Protection from Gender-based Violence: Mainstreaming GBV Considerations in CBIs and Utilizing Cash in GBV Response aims to assist GBV and cash practitioners in:
- collecting situational protection information on risks and benefits for affected populations with an age, gender, and diversity lens;
- identifying community-based or self-protection mechanisms;
- informing tailored and protective cash-based interventions; and
- preparing a monitoring system that is based on identified protection risks and benefits.
This toolkit has two sections.
- Section I of this toolkit is designed to foster cooperation among field-level cash practitioners, GBV specialists, and Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) staff to mainstream GBV considerations within CBIs with sectoral or multi-sectoral outcomes to mitigate risks and enhance protection. By deploying guidance and tools in this section, cash actors in humanitarian settings can assess potential risks associated with CBIs, mitigate risks through protective program design and implementation approaches, and continually monitor risks to inform adaptations for safer and more inclusive programming.
- Section II of this toolkit is designed for field-level GBV specialists who are engaged in GBV case management services in consultation with cash practitioners and MEAL staff. This section enables GBV actors in humanitarian settings to assess GBV survivors’ needs for cash assistance, provide referrals to cash providers, tailor the cash component within the GBV case management services to maximize protection benefits and minimize risks, and monitor safety and outcomes. To optimize this section of the toolkit, all tools should be utilized in coordination with cash actors at the field-level.