Strong coordination can prevent gaps and overlaps in humanitarian responses and ensure CVA complements other types of assistance. But CaLP’s State of the World’s Cash report found that cash coordination is seen as weak and ad hoc, and that this is having serious operational impact.
Donors, NGOs and Cash Working Group leads have called for clarity on three key issues surrounding cash coordination:
- Who should be accountable for ensuring effective cash coordination,
- What the function and mandate of Cash Working Groups should be, including in relation to multipurpose cash,
- How the coordination of cash should be resourced.
We urgently need to build on what works and provide clarity at the global level on the questions above, whilst adapting to different contexts. Clear decisions based on operational needs rather than agency politics are long overdue.
CaLP aims to contribute to progress on this issue on three levels: supporting Cash Working Groups at the regional level; contributing to practical solutions for cash coordination at the global level; and convening evidence-based discussion on the key issues, highlighting critical decision points and opportunities for progress.
Cash Coordination Tip Sheet
Guidelines and Tools
This tip sheet sets out established best practice, key guidance and resources for all aspects of cash coordination, intended as a clear, accessible and action-oriented guide for those engaged in...
Introducing the Cash Coordination Tip Sheet
CaLP has developed a tipsheet setting out established best practice and key guidance and resources for all aspects of cash coordination, intended as a clear, accessible and action-oriented guide...
Cash Coordination: A proposal from members in MENA
Earlier this year CaLP undertook regional consultations to explore options for cash coordination. This blog lays out recommendations from participants from the Middle East and North Africa who...
CaLP Board meeting
CaLP Board meeting – quarterly
Good Practice Review on Cash Assistance in Contexts of High Inflation Launch Webinar
CaLP Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Quarterly Meeting
This is the regular quarterly meeting for CaLP’s Technical Advisory Group.
Vendor Experiences with humanitarian cash & voucher assistance: findings from Chad and Colombia
Please join the IRC as we share findings from a three-year, USAID-funded research project that explored the effects of CVA on different types of vendors, and asked vendors what types of support they themselves would prefer. The webinar will be presented in English with Spanish and French interpretation...
Regional CWG Leads meeting
The purpose of this event is to get a closer look into the different CWG projects and goals set for the end of 2021. During this meeting, we will receive updates on the Regional Groups, elections, and lessons learned during the year, as well as get an insight into CashCap 2020/21. The event will conclude...
Lessons Learnt on Coordination of CVA in Kenya
This event aims to provide a space for reflection and dialogue on the overall coordination of CVA response in Kenya in 2020 – 2021. The key questions include: Why is CVA coordination still a challenge in Kenya? What improvements are needed going forward? And How can we work together to bring about the...
Getting CVA right in the Humanitarian Response Plan: Blind Spots and Considerations
How can you ensure that Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) is adequately and coherently integrated into humanitarian response plans (HRP)? Recent changes to the Humanitarian Programme Cycle (HPC) certainly provide more opportunities to do this. Read on for some great ideas and practical steps for covering...
Cash Coordination Next Steps: An important meeting for humanitarian leaders
Wednesday 15th September from 13.00 -14.00 UTC
CaLP Board Meeting
CaLP Board meeting – quarterly
Eastern Africa Regional CWG meeting
This meeting will provide space for National CWGs to share updates on the use of CVA in the various ongoing crisis in the region, ongoing work by the CWGs and challenges faced. The CWGs will also collectively set a research agenda for CaLP and the Regional Cash Working Group based on what the evidence...