Perhaps the challenge for us is how to use the ‘higher standard’ cash is measured against to raise the game of all humanitarian assistance.
From the Blog on Cash and Learning Partnership
The thing about sunk costs in organisations is that they can be viewed as costly. Sometimes what we need to ‘leave behind’ is significant.
At ‘The Grand Bargain’, two of the committments agreed were for ‘more cash programming’ and ‘greater localisation’. What’s the impact?
We are capturing more feedback than ever, but still not acting or making change on it. We are wasting everyone’s time and resources, this must change.
Cash programming will ‘save’ humanitarian aid when we decide it is ok for the people affected to tell us what they want in kind and what they want as cash.
Cash is hot. Everyone’s talking about it. If you're in aid, but not doing cash, well frankly, what are you doing? You're so 1980's. I’m a huge fan of cash programming in response to disasters, but believe it needs to be unleashed. While cash programming is now...