Practical Guidance for Data Protection in Cash and Voucher Assistance

As the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement implements our commitments to scale up Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA), we are also increasing the collection and processing of personal data, including data belonging to the communities we serve.

Data protection is not only a matter of good governance; it's also about building trust. In times of crisis, affected people may be thinking about more urgent priorities necessary for their survival and safety, rather than risks to their personal data provided to aid organizations. This is even more reason for cash practitioners to respect and be responsible for the protection of their data. 

This practical guidance is intended for cash practitioners, or those managing programmes, to embed data protection principles in their implementation of CVA. It is available in English, Arabic, French and Spanish below, and in Portuguese here.