This course addresses the specificities of cash and voucher assistance for livelihoods in urban environments. This course was developed by the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) in partnership with the Livelihoods Centre and funded by ECHO.

The module is also available in French and Spanish.


The course covers the following topics:

  1. Key concepts including what is different about humanitarian programming in urban contexts and why cash is an appropriate tool.
  2. Different approaches to cash and voucher assistance to achieve livelihoods objectives in urban environments.
  3. Opportunities and challenges that practitioners should be aware of when delivering cash responses in urban areas, sharing lessons and experiences from a number of emergency contexts.


2 hours

The course is a single elearning module.

The course is suitable for all those working in cash and voucher assistance, including humanitarian organizations, international organizations, governments and private sector actors

Data protection
This course was created by CaLP, who monitor use of this course to ensure it is fit for purpose. This means that CaLP will be able to see the name you use on Kaya and any professional information you have given us. All this data will be anonymised before it is used for any analysis or reporting. If you have any questions about this, please email