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Cash coordination in response to the Ukraine emergency
Amidst the Ukraine emergency, don’t forget to coordinate with national Cash Working Groups
Ready to use cash in preparation for crisis?
Experiences from Central America, Mexico and the Dominican Republic show that we are.
Cash and Voucher Assistance in 2021: 6 reflections on progress and pitfalls
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?
Anissa Toscano announced as CALP’s new Chair of Board
Anissa Toscano, Vice President of Humanitarian Leadership and Response at Mercy Corps, is the Chair of CALP’s Board
We are the ‘CALP Network’
Our name is changing; we are now the ‘CALP Network’.
Collecting and using data – coffee shop lessons!
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...
Pathways from CVA to long term financial inclusion: A framework for success
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.
Turning the page on traditional learning: Why the CALP Network’s new online course is so exciting
The CALP Network is entering a new era of inclusive online learning, and there are lots of reasons to get excited about it.
Mapping Financial Service Providers for CVA: Read this before you start!
Sharing the secrets to a successful FSP mapping exercise in Yemen.
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.
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.
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...
Screening recipients of humanitarian cash and voucher assistance: necessary precaution or wasted resources?
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...
Market-based programming: Challenges and Recommendations from across CALP’s network
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.
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.
Cash and vouchers can improve health outcomes – but you must understand the challenges first
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...
CALP is Growing…
An update from the CALP Network’s Director Karen Peachey
A short history of cash and voucher assistance – 6 key lessons and observations
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...
Episode 5: A Short History of Cash and Voucher Assistance.
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.
Seven years of Cash and Voucher Assistance: Parting words of wisdom from two amazing CALPies
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...