CaLP’s State of the World’s Cash Report identifies different types of operational model, including consortia and alliances, shared cash delivery mechanisms, single agency cash delivery, and integration of systems.
“The overall structure through which agencies work jointly…to deliver cash and voucher programming…in situation response and analysis, program design and implementation.”
CaLP’s working definition of an operational model.
Scaling up CVA offers opportunities to transform how humanitarian aid is delivered. It has implications for the roles of different agencies within various operational models, and the potential for models to link to social protection systems. It will also impact the nature of partnerships with financial service and technology providers, and how different models interact with other forms of assistance, beyond cash.
Since late 2016, CaLP has been coordinating a learning agenda to help answer these questions:
- What operational models are available to agencies implementing CVA?
- How do different models improve the efficiency, effectiveness and accountability of CVA in different contexts?
- Which operational models are most appropriate in which contexts?
CaLP will continue to collate and disseminate the evidence base for operational models.
CaLP is also a partner in the Cash Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning Organizational Network (CAMEALEON) consortium, led by Norwegian Refugee Council, which is responsible for independent monitoring and evaluation of WFP’s Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance (MPCA) in Lebanon. This includes research and analysis regarding value for money and accountability in the operational model.
Operational Models: Accountability to affected people
MEAL in Emerging Operational Models
CTP Operational Models Analytical Framework
Guidelines and Tools
The State of the World’s Cash Report launched by CaLP in February 2018 highlights trends in the uptake of various operational models for the delivery of cash at scale in humanitarian...
CaLP Board meeting
CaLP Board meeting – quarterly
Market-Based Approaches for National WASH Cluster Response Plans: (In English, Arabic and Portuguese).
This webinar is aimed for humanitarian practitioners working in Myanmar, Sudan, Libya, OPT, Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Mozambique.
Good Practice Review on Cash Assistance in Contexts of High Inflation Launch Webinar
Market-Based Approaches for National WASH Cluster Response Plans: (In English and Spanish).
This webinar is aimed for humanitarian practitioners working in Ecuador, Venezuela, Columbia, Honduras and Haiti.
CaLP Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Quarterly Meeting
This is the regular quarterly meeting for CaLP’s Technical Advisory Group.
Market-Based Approaches for National WASH Cluster Response Plans (in French)
This webinar is aimed for humanitarian practitioners working in Central African Republic, Mali, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Madagascar, Chad and Niger.
Launch of GSMA mobile money enabled cash aid delivery courses
These GSMA online courses, hosted by Digital Frontiers Institute, have 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.
Moving the dial on participation via CVA
In search of ideas to improve participation? Here are four positive approaches drawn from a variety of Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) programmes.
Cash Hub Webinar 23: Protection Gender and Inclusion and CVA
Considering Protection, Gender and Inclusion when delivering Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) is essential to supporting the most vulnerable in an appropriate way and avoiding harm. Zambia Red Cross and Zimbabwe Red Cross will share activities and learning in relation to PGI and their CVA responses, and...
Being on the receiving end: Why vouchers lack dignity and are bad value
Innocent Tshilombo, who spent 10 years at Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, describes how attaching conditions to cash and voucher assistance can seriously impact its effectiveness.