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Welcome to the course CVA – The Fundamentals.


 Is this course for me?

This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about cash and voucher assistance in humanitarian contexts. Don't worry if you have no prior experience or knowledge of CVA - this course is for you!

 How will I benefit from this course?

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define cash and voucher assistance, including key terminology and definitions
  • Identify feasibility and appropriateness considerations for use of cash and voucher assistance
  • Explain the relevance of cash and voucher assistance in different humanitarian contexts and advocate for CVA to a variety of stakeholders
  • List the key steps and associated tasks for cash and voucher assistance in the humanitarian project cycle
  • Outline strategies to enhance cross-team working for effective and quality CVA
  • Outline the opportunities and challenges presented by CVA and cite key trends and recent developments in CVA.

 How long will it take?


This course should take you around two to three hours to complete.

 How much does it cost?


This course is free!

 Will I get a certificate at the end?


Yes - you will be able to download a certificate once you have completed all of the modules, or alternatively you can complete the quiz, and provided feedback in the evaluation form.

 How do I start?


Scroll to the top of the page and click on the       Join course       button. This will take you through to the course content. You don't need to complete the course in one go - you can always continue later from where you left off.



Data protection and consent

This course was created and is administered by the CALP Network. By joining this course you are consenting to CALP being given access to your Kaya profile information, including your name and email address, so that they can provide the course. This may require them to contact you in the future for feedback on the course. Your data will be anonymised before it is used for any analysis or reporting purposes. If you have any questions about this, please email