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Moldova Red Cross welcoming refugees from Ukraine.

Cash coordination in response to the Ukraine emergency

News

Amidst the Ukraine emergency, don’t forget to coordinate with national Cash Working Groups

Ready to use cash in preparation for crisis?

Blog Post

Experiences from Central America, Mexico and the Dominican Republic show that we are.

25 February 2022

Cash and Voucher Assistance in 2021: 6 reflections on progress and pitfalls

Blog Post

CALP’s director Karen Peachey reflects on the state of cash and voucher assistance (CVA) in 2021. Where has there been progress and where is there still a way to go?

15 December 2021

Anissa Toscano announced as CALP's new Chair of the Board

Anissa Toscano announced as CALP’s new Chair of Board

News

Anissa Toscano, Vice President of Humanitarian Leadership and Response at Mercy Corps, is the Chair of CALP’s Board

The CALP Network logo English red on white

We are the ‘CALP Network’

News

Our name is changing; we are now the ‘CALP Network’.

No fingerprint ID - no coffee!

Collecting and using data – coffee shop lessons!

Blog Post

No finger print ID – no coffee! How much data would you volunteer in exchange for a cuppa? And what if the stakes were higher, and your ID was needed in exchange for some much needed humanitarian assistance? After jumping through hoops to get her daily brew, the CALP Network’s director shares a few...

17 November 2021

Cash recipient from Merc Corps PRIME programme engaged in farming

Pathways from CVA to long term financial inclusion: A framework for success

Blog Post

CVA programs can provide a springboard to financial inclusion. But spotting the right opportunity, and good programme design, are key. GSMA and Mercy Corps share a simple tool to understand which contexts offer the best pathways from CVA to financial inclusion.

11 November 2021

Turning the page on traditional learning: Why the CALP Network’s new online course is so exciting

Blog Post

The CALP Network is entering a new era of inclusive online learning, and there are lots of reasons to get excited about it.

7 October 2021

A camp in Taiz governorate, Yemen

Mapping Financial Service Providers for CVA: Read this before you start!

Blog Post

Sharing the secrets to a successful FSP mapping exercise in Yemen.

29 September 2021

Moving the dial on participation via CVA

Blog Post

In search of ideas to improve participation? Here are four positive approaches drawn from a variety of Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) programmes.

23 September 2021

If you’ve never been on the receiving end of aid, you are lucky. But, if one day, you are in that position – ask yourself – do you want other people making choices about what you eat and how you spend your money?

Being on the receiving end: Why vouchers lack dignity and are bad value

Blog Post

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.

22 September 2021

WFP Cash Based Transfers programme in Haiti

Getting CVA right in the Humanitarian Response Plan: Blind Spots and Considerations

Blog Post

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...

16 September 2021

Refugee checking money received during a cash distribution

Screening recipients of humanitarian cash and voucher assistance: necessary precaution or wasted resources?

Blog Post

Is screening the recipients of humanitarian cash and voucher assistance an effective way to mitigate against the perceived diversion risk that cash represents? If yes, how? If not, why are conversations growing on the topic? In a recent report for Oxfam and Bond, Nina Newhouse & colleagues from the London...

14 July 2021

People In Night Market July 13, 2017

Market-based programming: Challenges and Recommendations from across CALP’s network

Blog Post

When it comes to market-based programming what's the best approach? CALP's members have some great ideas including widening the scope of market monitoring, and making longer term market forecasts.

23 June 2021

Humanitarian Cash Coordination

95 Organisations Sign Letter Calling for Strengthened Cash Coordination

News

Today a letter signed by 95 organisations was handed into the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) urging the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) to take a decision on the leadership and scope of cash coordination in the coming year.

Cash and vouchers can improve health outcomes – but you must understand the challenges first

Blog Post

In this blog, we focus on the challenges related to achieving health-related outcomes through Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) in humanitarian response.  Using CVA to advance health outcomes is different from using CVA in other contexts and challenges practitioners to work in new...

27 May 2021

CaLP Team 2019.

CALP is Growing…

News

An update from the CALP Network’s Director Karen Peachey 

Zehra Rizvi, Karen Peachey, Jemilah Mahmood, Nigel Timmins, Sarah Bailey

A short history of cash and voucher assistance – 6 key lessons and observations

Blog Post

How has cash and voucher assistance evolved? Why has the use of humanitarian cash and voucher assistance (CVA) increased so rapidly in recent years? How has it emerged from the fringes to become an established part of all major humanitarian responses? Four people who have travelled the CVA path reflect on...

29 April 2021

A short history of cash and voucher assistance. CashCast episode 5.

Episode 5: A Short History of Cash and Voucher Assistance.

Podcast

In this 5th episode of CashCast we take a look back over the evolution of cash and voucher assistance (CVA) and then leap forward to explore where it’s going next. 

CaLP Team 2019.

Seven years of Cash and Voucher Assistance: Parting words of wisdom from two amazing CALPies

Blog Post

Cash and Voucher Assistance has changed dramatically over the past seven years. Nathalie Klein, the CALP Network’s Regional Representative for West Africa, and Sophie Tholstrup, the CALP Network’s Policy Coordinator have recently left the organisation after seven and three years respectively. But...

15 April 2021

The State of the World's Cash 2023

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