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A glossary is simply an alphabetical list of terms or words found in or relating to a specific subject with
explanations. This is a glossary of terms or words relating to the use of cash and vouchers in humanitarian
The primary objectives of this Glossary are to provide clarity and encourage common understanding
and harmonized use of terms and definitions for cash and voucher assistance.
Since CaLP produced the first version of this glossary in 2011, the scale and variety of humanitarian
interventions using cash and/or vouchers has expanded significantly and brought the engagement of a
wider and more diverse community of practice. These changes have also been reflected in an evolving
understanding and use of some definitions, and the introduction of multiple new terms.