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Demystifying the Minimum Expenditure Basket
Reflections from CaLP and WFP’s joint webinar series on MEBs.
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If you need to reach out to an audience of cash and voucher assistance professionals, CaLP can help. CaLP’s website is a great place to share your cash related blogs, jobs, events, research...
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...
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Cash Enthusiast’s Guide to Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week
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.
Networks and Collective Action : Hard-truths and top tips
In this guest blog, independent humanitarian consultant and former programme coordinator for CaLP, Isabelle Pelly, shares her advice for leveraging the power of networks for collective action.
Celebrating Three Years of Membership and 10 New Members
It has been three years since CaLP 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.
Words Matter: A brief overview of the cash terminology debate
In this guest blog, Oxfam GB's cash adviser Steph Roberson looks back on #CashWeek2018 and how the key debates over terminology have fed into the revision of the CaLP Glossary.
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...