UNICEF's Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfers (HACT) establishes common principles and processes for managing cash transfers between organisations. This course describes the principles and processes of HACT and how they work in UNICEF. 

Learning objectives

HACT is a common operational framework for transferring cash to government and non-government implementing partners. This course will focus on the principles, processes and implementation of HACT. At the end of this module, you will be able to:

Define HACT, explain its objectives and identify the key revisions of the 2014 HACT framework

Identify the key elements of HACT and explain their corresponding processes

Describe UNICEF specific requirements and staff responsibilities for HACT implementation 


This module is suitable for humanitarians wanting to familiarise themselves with the HACT framework, particularly those responsible for managing results and resources in programmes involving cash transfers. The course was originally designed for UNICEF staff. 


It should take you about 90 minutes to complete this self-paced module. 


This course uses problem-based learning (PBL), in which learners learn about a subject through problem solving. Inside the module, you will learn new concepts through a variety of methods such as quizzes, a short case study, games and more. 


This is a single module. The full UNICEF nutrition course, from which it is taken, includes additional modules and resources. The full course is only available to UNICEF staff.