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Oxfam cash distribution in Iraq

The CaLP Glossary in Arabic: A common understanding and greater consistency

Blog Post

The first version of the CaLP Glossary of Terms was published in 2011. This aimed to encourage mutual understanding, and increase coordination and clarity when it comes to the terms and definitions used in the world of cash and voucher assistance (CVA). Since our work began in the MENA region, translating...

27 February 2020

Cash Week 2019: How cash is driving change across the system

Blog Post

Cash Week 2019 aimed to provide a space to reflect, learn, and look ahead, to ensure quality in our use of CVA at scale. The CaLP team reflects on the key takeaways from the events that took place around the world, and what they mean for actors within and beyond the humanitarian sector.

20 February 2020

Podcast: Is informed consent possible in humanitarian CVA?

Podcast

Episode 2 of the CashCast tackles data responsibility with Amos Doornbos, Linda Raftree, James Eaton Lee and Ric Tighe

A guide to Cash and Voucher Assistance at Humanitarian Networks and Partnership Week

Blog Post

Don’t miss any of the sessions on cash and voucher assistance during the Humanitarian Networks and Partnership Week, which takes place in Geneva from 3 to 7 February 2020. On Monday 3 February, dive into the week with a session from CaLP on the Future of Financial Assistance: Supporting people-centred...

24 January 2020

Podcast: Will risk aversion hold us back from realizing the potential of CVA?

Podcast

Episode 1 of the CashCast, exploring how attitudes to risk have impacted the use of CVA in the Middle East and North Africa region.

CVA and Risks: What happens in the field, stays in the field?

Blog Post

In October 2019 in Douala, Cameroon, CaLP facilitated a learning event exploring the risks to beneficiary protection in Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA). This closed-door workshop, held as part of series of meetings and webinars on the theme of CVA and risk in different regions, convened 25 humanitarian...

25 November 2019

The Future of Financial Assistance: Why we wrote it, and where next

Blog Post

The world is changing rapidly. The way we deliver assistance is not. CaLP and IARAN’s new report on the Future of Financial Assistance makes clear that (i) significant change is urgently needed – new partners, new tools, new modes of collaboration, (ii) change must be drive by what’s needed, not...

21 November 2019

Consent and Ownership in the Shift to Digital Cash and Voucher Assistance

Blog Post

Part of committing to cash and voucher assistance (CVA) is committing to going digital and collecting data. While they are two different things, they are deeply intertwined. And while an organisation can ‘go digital’ without cash programmes, it’s nearly impossible to commit to cash programmes in the...

11 November 2019

Harmonising Data Systems for Cash Transfer Programming: Three key steps for Somalia

Blog Post

Cash and voucher assistance (CVA) is gaining traction as a transformative tool for addressing humanitarian needs in Somalia, with people living in crisis reporting that transfers of this kind helped to build resilience and diversify livelihoods. Delivery, however, is plagued by data challenges around the...

6 November 2019

Towards Organizational Readiness for Data Responsibility: A simple framework for responsible data champions

Blog Post

This blog is the third in a series on cash and voucher assistance (CVA) and risk. While the first blog busted some myths around misappropriation and fraud in CVA, the second blog looked into a specific risk for recipients of CVA: the risk of misuse of personal data. This third, guest blog from Linda...

11 October 2019