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So COVID-19, there’s an app for that…
In an earlier blog we explored the implications of COVID-19 adaptations in CVA response on an individuals’ right to privacy. We also argued that data portability in CVA could be explored as part...
The Caribbean is ‘cash ready’ – but are humanitarian actors?
The Caribbean Atlantic hurricane season starts today, amidst the unprecedented COVID-19 response. At the launch of CaLP’s “Winds of Change” briefing note on the use of CVA in the Caribbean,...
CVA response – COVID-19, privacy, carrots and open banking
Since the onset of COVID-19 pandemic, there has been heightened interest in the use of technology for humanitarian assistance provision, both to help fight the spread of the pandemic through a...
COVID-19, sanctions, counterterrorist financing and CVA
Are anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist financing or know your customer requirements hampering your ability to reach vulnerable communities during the COVID-19 pandemic? This is what we know...
Linking Social Protection and Humanitarian Cash
The case for social protection to help people cope with shocks has always been clear and never more obvious than during the current Covid-19 crisis. These issues are currently playing out in real...
The $90Bn Question: Can we reach 700 million people in response to COVID-19?
As COVID-19 impacts on the health, livelihoods and wellbeing of people around the world, governments and societies are faced with impossible choices. The impacts on the world’s most vulnerable...
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Join our Building Individual Expertise Programme in West Africa
The BIEP offers individuals the opportunity to benefit from a range of capacity building activities, including training, job placement and mentoring. Apply now to be part of the 2019-20 cohort in West Africa.
CaLP’s 2018 Glossary: The key updates you need to know
The CaLP Glossary is a comprehensive list of the terminology used in cash and voucher assistance, updated annually to reflect evolutions in which terms are used and how. CaLP's Ruth McCormack summaries the major revisions in the 2018 edition.
CaLP Publishes Collection of Research Papers to Fill the Evidence Gap Around Gender and Cash
UN Women, Concern Worldwide and World Food Programme are the first to contribute research to this ongoing series of papers.
New Common Cash System Announced by WFP, UNHCR, UNICEF and OCHA
On 5 December 2018 WFP, UNHCR, UNICEF and OCHA announced the launch of a joint system for the design, delivery and monitoring of cash assistance.
What I learned at CaLP’s Celebrating Digital Humanitarian Cash Event
This workshop was a triumphant but sad goodbye to ELAN, the Electronic Cash Transfer Learning Action Network. This was their closing event after four years of hard work, and they leave behind a rather magnificent legacy of tools, guidance, learning, webinars, resources and case studies on how to best...
Cash Week 2018: Looking around and looking ahead
Cash Week 2018 aimed to do two things: challenge us all to think differently about our work and to carve out a space to do so. In this blog, CaLP's Sophie Tholstrup reflects on the key debates from the week, and asks how we can build on this momentum and identify new ways of working to meet humanitarian...
Standards on Cash and Markets: Time to raise the bar
Humanitarian action is changing fast, and an updated set of shared standards will be crucial in upholding quality among a new generation of responders. The launch of the new Sphere Handbook on November 6th represents the most comprehensive effort to date review the humanitarian standards, to keep...
CaLP’s Karen Peachey in Devex: “For cash transfers to work, we can’t ignore gender”
Our interim director Karen Peachey is featured on Devex.com discussing the need to build the evidence around the relationship between gender and cash transfers. CaLP’s ‘Collected Papers on Gender and Cash Transfers’ is out now.
CaLP Presents Cash Week 2018: Networking, learning, visioning
Join us in London from 15-19 October 2018 to advance issues, reflect and prepare for the future of cash transfer programming.
Three Takeaways from the ECOSOC-HAS Discussion on Linking Cash Transfers with Social Protection Systems
There is growing interest from governments and donors alike in building or strengthening social protection systems to protect the poorest and most vulnerable people. CaLP's Lynn Yoshikawa joined a panel with representatives from governments, UN agencies, NGOs and donors to discuss the implications for...