Mapping a Route-Based Approach to CVA: Feasibility in select contexts in the Americas

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Date published
14 Sep 2023
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Research, reports and studies
Cash-based transfers (CBT), Forced displacement and migration, humanitarian action
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This research looks at the feasibility of a route-based approach to CVA in the Americas, presenting its potential through three perspectives: people on the move, humanitarian organizations, and financial service providers (FSP).

Human mobility patterns are complex and ever-changing, and they are influenced by a variety of factors. To respond to the variable needs of people on the move effectively, CVA must be designed considering the full spectrum of human mobility and be flexible enough to adapt to the changing nature of human mobility.

The purpose of this research is to explore the necessary systems, actions, and tools that could in the future enable humanitarian stakeholders implementing CVA in the Americas to use a route-based approach in contexts of human mobility. It explores the feasibility of using a route-based approach when designing CVA programming to respond to the needs of people on the move.

The route-based approach is conceptualized through the IDEO’s framework, which includes three perspectives: People on the move, humanitarian organizations, and financial services.

This publication is characterized by:

  • A focus on the journey, rather than the destination.
  • An implicit consideration of the range in human mobility—types of people, nationalities, genders, abilities, and capitals, including motility.