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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...
Data Responsibility: Let’s not wait for another wake up call
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.
We Need your Help to Prepare for the Future of Financial Assistance
What role will financial assistance play in meeting the needs of people affected by the crises of tomorrow? Read more about why CaLP 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.
Cash is no Riskier than Other Forms of Aid. So Why Do We Still Treat In-kind like the Safer Option?
The first in a new series of blogs on cash and voucher assistance and risk, this article from CaLP’s Stefan Bumbacher debunks some common myths around the risk of misappropriation and fraud in CVA.