Cash based programmes for Shelter and NFI – Implications upon Shelter Cluster Information Management Services

This report focussing specifically on the implications of increased cash /market based programming upon information management/M&E approaches within the Shelter Cluster Coordination Team (SCT). Central to the services provided by the SCT is the ability to report progress of cluster partners against overarching shelter and NFI objectives of the response, and to identify gaps and overlaps in provision. In the last few years, there have been several examples of challenges to this process specifically relating to cash based programming. At the same time, the dialogue around cash has generated increased pressure on the IASC Clusters to be able to provide data and analysis specifically around modalities of support, as a means of gathering an evidence base towards the contribution of cash based approaches towards their specific cluster and overall objectives.