Existing tools and guidance on Multipurpose Cash Assistance (MPCA) generally focus on the technical approach to achieving sectoral outcomes. However, this presumes levels of integration between and among sectors that remains a challenge due to a myriad of reasons. Based on the lessons learned from Colombia, Peru, Nicaragua, and Guatemala’s experience with MPCA and sectoral integration, the aim of this document is to provide humanitarian staff with a practical guide on what to consider when designing MPCA programs whilst ensuring intersectoral collaboration and integration.
This report was made possible by a grant from the Implementer-Led Design, Evidence, Analysis and Learning (IDEAL) Activity. The IDEAL Small Grants Program is made possible by the generous support and contribution of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).