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The Cash and Markets Technical Working Group is chaired by Johannes (German Toilet Organisation) –

Useful Information


The main objective of the GWC Cash and Markets Working Group is to strengthen the GWC members’ understanding of and engagement with market-based approaches, and to explore and build evidence on market-based approaches in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).


The members of the Cash and Markets Working Group - Contact list here

Please contact to request membership and more information.

As one of its strategic principles, the GWC works in partnership with all WASH actors, including local and national actors, non-governmental organizations, academia and the private sector, to find solutions to needs for cash and markets in humanitarian contexts. The Working Group members commit to active participation on a yearly basis.


Key working documents

Technical guidance and resources


In 2020 and 2021, the GWC Cash and Markets Working Group, in collaboration with Pro-WASH and CaLP developed a series of webinars on market-based programming in WASH in emergencies. This included:

1. GWC introductory webinar on cash and markets (in English, French, Spanish and Arabic)

2. Launch of the evidence-building study (in English, French, Spanish and Arabic)

3. Launch of the market-based programming guidance (in English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Portuguese)

4. Country support webinars:

  • Webinar 1 (29 September 2021):

Recording (French): PRO-WASH Working Session


  • Webinar 2 (6 October 2021):


English: Regional MBP for Emergency WASH Webinar

Spanish: Spanish Cluster Recording

French: French Cluster Recording


  • Webinar 3 (13 October 2021):


English: Market-Based Programming Webinar (English)

Arabic: Market-Based Programming Webinar (Arabic)

Portuguese: Market-Based Programming Webinar (Portuguese)



Technical resources:

Since 2015, the Cash and Markets Working Group has developed a number of key resources on cash and markets, as part of a Resource Center. These resources are:



Based on the finding of the evidence-building study and on the MBP 4 WASH Guidance, the GWC developed a flagship training course for MBP 4 WASH in emergencies. It is a four-week online course.


For more information or to request support on Cash and Markets, please contact Johannes Rueck or Dana Cristescu or

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