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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...
Ep. 4. How to link social protection and humanitarian CVA: What do we really know and where to start?
In this episode of the CashCast, we explore how to Link Social Protection and Humanitarian Cash and Voucher Assistance.
How to build a Humanitarian Response Plan that makes a difference: tips on accountability and cash
It’s humanitarian planning season once again! CaLP’s Sophie Tholstrup and Ground Truth Solutions’ Meg Sattler reflect on how to use the humanitarian planning process to build more effective,...
Ep. 3. What does the future of financial assistance mean for your work today?
In this episode of the CashCast we speak to Meg Sattler from Ground Truth Solutions, Lars Peter Nissen from ACAPS, and Jenny Caswell from GSMA about the changes we should be seeing today, to...
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An ABC for MPC: What multipurpose cash can and cannot do
Terminology Matters From cash coordination workshops in Dakar to market-based programming sessions in Geneva, anyone who has ever discussed cash and voucher assistance (CVA) in a meeting can tell you that terminology is a challenge – especially when it comes to multipurpose cash. However, speaking the...
It’s Planning Season Again – What CVA actors need to know about changes to the Humanitarian Programme Cycle
This time last year we wrote a planning season call to arms, urging Cash Working Groups (CWGs) and Clusters to work together for better inclusion of cash and voucher assistance (CVA) in the Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP). Well planning season has rolled around again, this time with some significant...
How Will Financial Assistance Look in 2030? Here are your thoughts so far
In 2030, humanitarian crises and the ways in which humanitarian needs are met will look very different from today. The role of financial assistance is growing: it is estimated that $4.8 billion was delivered in cash and voucher assistance (CVA) in 2018, as well as $686 billion in remittances, while 2.5...
Celebrating #WomenHumanitarians from our Membership for World Humanitarian Day 2019
World Humanitarian Day is held every year on 19 August to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world.
Lessons in Driving Large Scale Change: CaLP’s reflections from the Humanitarian Innovation Exchange
The scaling of cash programming, enabled by mobile money, represents one of the most significant recent innovations in the humanitarian sector. In two guest blogs for Elrha (Enhanced Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance), our Director Karen Peachey explores CaLP’s role in driving...
Leveraging Cash and Voucher Assistance in Gender-based Violence Prevention and Response
Despite a reported 60% scale-up in cash and voucher delivery from 2016-18, its use for protection outcomes – including to support the prevention of and response to gender-based violence – trails behind that of all other sectors. In our latest guest blog, Tenzin Manell of Women’s Refugee Commission...
A New Blueprint for the Future of Financial Assistance
Ahead of our workshop on the Future of Financial Assistance in Amman on 24 and 25 July, Paula Gil Baizan, independent expert and a member of the steering committee for CaLP’s Future of Financial Assistance work, encourages us to re-imagine the blueprint upon which we build the future of cash. CaLP is...
Highlights from Bioforce Institute Graduation Event in Dakar
On Thursday 13th June 2019 CaLP was part of a graduation event hosted by the Bioforce Institute, one of our training partner organisations. This event celebrated the graduation of all the Bioforce students that followed CaLP’s CVA fundamentals course, which was delivered by our West Africa capacity...
Cash Coordination: A proposal from members in MENA
Earlier this year CaLP undertook regional consultations to explore options for cash coordination. This blog lays out recommendations from participants from the Middle East and North Africa who sketched out what cash coordination, and coordination more broadly, could look like in future to support a more...
Major Humanitarian Donor Agencies Issue Joint Donor Statement on Cash
Senior officials from major donor agencies EU/DG ECHO, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America have released a 'Joint Donor Statement on Humanitarian Cash Transfers', identifying priority areas where donors can improve coordination by focusing on nine...