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Transferring power to local CVA actors : Rhetoric vs Reality
One of the major changes we’ve seen between the publication of the first State of the World’s Cash report in 2018 and this year’s report is an increased focus on the importance of...
When recipients of aid are in the driving seat – everything changes for the better – here’s why….
Imagine living under a government with largely benevolent intentions which believes itself to be a democracy and wants to do better. However, at the same time they fail to institute effective...
As Cash and Voucher Assistance scales up, can quality keep pace? Four systemic changes needed.
A decade ago, the use of cash and voucher assistance (CVA) was a fringe activity limited to small, scattered projects. Five years ago, CVA was still viewed with scepticism by many and comprised...
Is cash transforming the humanitarian system or is the system limiting how cash is used?
At the State of World’s Cash 2020 launch event, Sorcha O’Callaghan, Director of Humanitarian Policy Group at ODI warned that, “Cash offers a huge transformative potential, but as far as the...
Five practical insights on linking humanitarian assistance and social protection
With COVID-19 increasing interest in the concept of linking humanitarian assistance with national social protection systems, Gabrielle Smith shares some practical tips for humanitarian...
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Why is tracking CVA considered a challenge, and will applying minimum requirements help to make progress?
How much humanitarian aid is delivered as cash and voucher assistance (CVA)? An innocent enough enquiry, which may not have quite opened Pandora’s box, but has released a few cans of worms. This is a very technical topic and has a lot to do with the complexities and limitations of organizational and...
Impossible Choices – questioning assumptions behind lock-down in low income and fragile contexts
“The COVID-19 pandemic will have devastating consequences on people’s livelihoods and employment, especially in post-fragile, crisis and post-crisis environments.” Global Humanitarian Response Plan: COVID-19 Over the last few weeks we’ve seen significant discussion on the CaLP d-groups and...
COVID-19 and CVA: how are operational actors responding?
“The COVID-19 pandemic will have devastating consequences on people’s livelihoods and employment, especially in post-fragile, crisis and post-crisis environments.” Global Humanitarian Response Plan: COVID-19 We don’t yet know exactly how the COVID-19 pandemic will be experienced by the world’s...
The CaLP Glossary in Arabic: A common understanding and greater consistency
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...
Cash Week 2019: How cash is driving change across the system
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.
Podcast: Is informed consent possible in humanitarian CVA?
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
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...
Podcast: Will risk aversion hold us back from realizing the potential of CVA?
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?
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...
The Future of Financial Assistance: Why we wrote it, and where next
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...