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A camp in Taiz governorate, Yemen

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

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

29 September 2021

Moving the dial on participation via CVA

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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

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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

Quand on est du côté de ceux qui reçoivent : pourquoi les coupons manquent de dignité et ne sont pas qualitatifs

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Innocent Tshilombo, qui a passé 10 ans dans le camp de réfugiés de Kakuma, au Kenya, décrit comment subordonner des conditions aux transferts monétaires peut sérieusement affecter leur efficacité.

22 September 2021

Estar en el extremo receptor: ¿Por qué los cupones carecen de dignidad y tienen un valor deficiente?

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Innocent Tshilombo, quien pasó 10 años en el campo de refugiados de Kakuma en Kenia, describe cómo la imposición de condiciones a las transferencias monetarias puede afectar seriamente su eficacia.

22 September 2021

أن تكون بين صفوف المستفيدين: لماذا تفتقر القسائم لحفظ الكرامة والقيمة؟

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إينوسنت تشيلومبو، الذي قضى 10 سنوات في مخيم كاكوما للاجئين في كينيا، يصف الآثار الخطيرة لربط مساعدات النقد والقسائم بشروط معينة على فعاليتها.

22 September 2021

WFP Cash Based Transfers programme in Haiti

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

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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?

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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

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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


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.