Humanitarian Cash Transfers and Financial Inclusion


CGAP’s new publication examines the opportunities for humanitarian actors in Lebanon and Jordan to use the cash and voucher assistance (CVA) programs as a pathway to financial inclusion.

Syrian refugees in the two countries receive more than a quarter of their humanitarian assistance in the form of cash and vouchers.

CGAP observes that there are challenges such as regulation, the payments infrastructure, and trust in digital systems that have created a disabling environment needed to successfully connect CVA to financial inclusion.

The report outlines models that can be used by governments, financial sector regulators, financial institutions, and humanitarian agencies to strengthen links between CVA and financial inclusion, and addresses how efficient and effective CVA programs could be created.

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