Mobile money enabled cash aid delivery: Humanitarian practitioner course

Monday 27 Sep 2021 | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation |

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Cash and voucher assistance (CVA) has increasingly been the modality of choice in many crisis situations and using digital mechanisms for disbursement has been growing alongside it. This course has been designed for participants to understand how mobile money enabled CVA works in practice, and what is needed to ensure effective operations work to the benefit of recipients, mobile money providers and aid implementers. While focused mostly on mobile money enabled CVA in humanitarian contexts, the information in the course is also applicable more broadly to longer-term development assistance and social payments.


The course is comprised of the following six modules, which include a mix of interactive learning activities, videos and quizzes:

  • Module 1 – Introduction to mobile money enabled humanitarian cash and voucher assistance
  • Module 2 – Key considerations when deciding to go digital
  • Module 3 – Getting started with mobile money: Fundamentals and the next steps
  • Module 4 – The importance of partnerships
  • Module 5 – Case studies: What we know about what is working
  • Module 6 – Looking ahead: The future of mobile money enabled CVA for humanitarian organisations and beyond


The course is self-paced, and estimated to take around 18-22 hours, over an assumed two-three week period, depending on student availability. We recommend the course is completed within a time period of around three weeks if possible, but if students need more time, the maximum number of days the student will be supported by digital learning coaches, and receive communications to guide them through the course, is 42 days.


This initiative is currently funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), and supported by the GSMA and its members.
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