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CaLP provides capacity building, technical and coordination support to strengthen the community of practice in North America, Latin America and the Caribbean. The CaLP Americas office is located in Washington, DC and has a presence in Panama City, Panama.

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Economic Strengthening for Child Protection & Education in Emergencies

Guidelines and Tools

The aim of this compendium is to provide education and child protection coordinators and partners working in the field who are involved in or confronted with economic strengthening programmes with key existing evidence and guidance documents in order to inform their work, at all stages of a programme...

2014

Cash Transfers and HIV Prevention

Report

This paper proposes some initial principles on how to optimize HIV impacts of cash transfers, by encouraging targeting that: focuses on communities with high rates of new HIV infections, particularly acquired via sexual transmission; reduces local or community levels of economic inequalities between men...

2014

Leveling the Playing Field: How do we make social protection more transformative?

Policy paper

Today social protection has a central place in development agenda. It is no longer seen just as protection for the poor but also as a way to promote growth by transforming the poor into a productive force to boost national economies. Nepal adopted this idea earlier than many other countries in the region....

2014

Market Analysis for Preparedness and Development: Piloting Innovation in Guatemala

Report

This case study charts the process, successes and learning from Oxfam’s pilot joint market analysis in Guatemala 2013. One of the key lessons is that, despite the initial reluctance to market based programming approaches, a critical impact of the assessment has been increased interest from other...

2014

Scoping study – Emergency cash transfer programming in the WaSH and shelter sectors

Report

Over the past few years, the dialogue on cash transfer programming has progressed beyond initial debates about whether distributing cash and vouchers is a valid response modality at all to a general acceptance of their added value in appropriate contexts. Beyond the livelihoods and food...

2014

The Price Effects of Cash Versus In-Kind Transfers

Report

This paper examines the effect of cash versus in-kind transfers on local prices. Both types of transfers increase the demand for normal goods; in-kind transfers also increase supply in recipient communities, which should cause prices to fall relative to cash transfers. We test and confirm this prediction...

2014

The Effect of Cash, Vouchers and Food Transfers on Intimate Partner Violence: Evidence from a randomized experiment in Northern Ecuador

Report

Despite the pervasive and far reaching consequences of intimate partner violence (IPV), there is little conclusive evidence on policy instruments to reduce or prevent violence. Using a randomized experiment in Northern Ecuador, this study provides evidence on whether cash, vouchers and food transfers...

2013

Enhancing WFP’s Capacity and Experience to Design, Implement, Monitor, and Evaluate Vouchers and Cash Transfer Programmes: Study summary

Report

With support from the Government of Spain, and in partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP), researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) evaluated four pilot projects to assess the comparative performance of cash transfers, food payments, and vouchers on household food...

2013

Examining Protection and Gender in Cash and Voucher Transfers – Report

Report

With cash and voucher transfers increasing as a form of humanitarian assistance, the World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) teamed up to study the potential protection and gender impact of such transfers. While much research had been done about economic and market impacts of cash and...

2013

Cash, Food, or Vouchers? Evidence from a randomized experiment in Northern Ecuador

Report

The debate over whether to provide food assistance and the form that this assistance should take has a long history in economics. Despite the ongoing debate, little rigorous evidence exists that compares food assistance in the form of cash versus in-kind. This paper uses a randomized evaluation in...

December 2012