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

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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

An ABC for MPC: What multipurpose cash can and cannot do

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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...

16 September 2019

It’s Planning Season Again – What CVA actors need to know about changes to the Humanitarian Programme Cycle

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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...

30 August 2019

How Will Financial Assistance Look in 2030? Here are your thoughts so far

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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...

20 August 2019

Celebrating #WomenHumanitarians from our Membership for World Humanitarian Day 2019

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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.

19 August 2019

Lessons in Driving Large Scale Change: the CALP Network’s reflections from the Humanitarian Innovation Exchange

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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 the CALP Network’s role in...

16 August 2019

Leveraging Cash and Voucher Assistance in Gender-based Violence Prevention and Response

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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...

7 August 2019

A New Blueprint for the Future of Financial Assistance

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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 the CALP Network’s Future of Financial Assistance work, encourages us to re-imagine the blueprint upon which we build the future of...

15 July 2019

Highlights from Bioforce Institute Graduation Event in Dakar

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On Thursday 13th June 2019 the CALP Network 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 the CALP Network’s CVA fundamentals course, which was delivered by our...

28 June 2019

Cash Coordination: A proposal from members in MENA

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Earlier this year the CALP Network 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...

24 June 2019

Major Humanitarian Donor Agencies Issue Joint Donor Statement on Cash

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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...

Data Responsibility: Let’s not wait for another wake up call

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

8 May 2019

We Need your Help to Prepare for the Future of Financial Assistance

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What role will financial assistance play in meeting the needs of people affected by the crises of tomorrow? Read more about why the CALP Network is launching a collaborative process to try to understand what financial assistance might look like by 2030, and to help actors adapt and prepare for the future.

27 March 2019

Cash is no Riskier than Other Forms of Aid. So Why Do We Still Treat In-kind like the Safer Option?

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The first in a new series of blogs on cash and voucher assistance and risk, this article from the CALP Network’s Stefan Bumbacher debunks some common myths around the risk of misappropriation and fraud in CVA.

13 March 2019

#GenderCash: One year on from the Nairobi Gender Symposium

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Together our members and partners have strengthened the evidence base and advanced the debate around gender and cash and voucher assistance. Looking ahead, how can we ensure we turn talk into action to deliver quality CVA for everyone?

8 March 2019

Key Donors Publish ‘Common Donor Approach to Humanitarian Cash Programming’ – Read the statement in full here

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Donors from Australia, Canada, Denmark, EU/DG ECHO, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA set out a shared vision and principles which will guide their support for cash programming, a significant step towards stronger donor coordination.

The UN Common Cash Platform: What does it mean and how is the IRC responding?

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Together our members and partners have strengthened the evidence base and advanced the debate around gender and cash and voucher assistance. Looking ahead, how can we ensure we turn talk into action to deliver quality CVA for everyone?

5 March 2019

Cash Enthusiast’s Guide to Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week

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The fifth Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW) will be held at the International Conference Centre (CICG) in Geneva, Switzerland from 4-8 February 2019.

1 February 2019

Networks and Collective Action : Hard-truths and top tips

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In this guest blog, independent humanitarian consultant and former programme coordinator for the CALP Network, Isabelle Pelly, shares her advice for leveraging the power of networks for collective action.

29 January 2019

Celebrating Three Years of Membership and 10 New Members

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It has been three years since the CALP Network first expanded its membership beyond its 'founding five' members. We welcome in the new year with the addition of 10 new members, bringing our total number to more than 80. 

1 January 2019

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