Asia and Pacific
Impossible Choices – questioning assumptions behind lock-down in low income and fragile contexts
“The COVID-19 pandemic will have devastating consequences on people’s livelihoods and employment, especially in post-fragile, crisis and post-crisis environments.” Global Humanitarian...
CVA in COVID-19 Contexts: Guidance from the CaLP network
Guidelines and Tools
This is a summary of the key points from the many resources you shared on CVA and COVID through this document. This is a living document and we will continue to update this summary as new...
CaLP-Asia Pacific Regional Cash Working Group learning event report
On 20-22 May, 27 cash working group (CWG) coordinators and regional technical focal points convened from Afghanistan, Fiji, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Pacific region, the...
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Value for Money of Cash Transfers in Emergencies
The objective of this study is to analyse evidence on the Value for Money (VfM) of cash transfers. The study reviews evidence on the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of cash, vouchers and in-kind transfers, in order to support a more structured analysis of the VfM of different transfers. It is based...
Strategies and Options for Scaling Up and Enhancing the Child Grant Nationally in Nepal
The objective of this study is to offer to the Government of Nepal (GoN) a set of reflections and options regarding the continuation, scale-up and enhancement of the Child Grant (CG), a cash transfer program for children under the age of 5 introduced by the GoN in 2009. While the original intention was to...
Voices and Views of Beneficiaries on Unconditional Cash Transfers – Democratic Republic of Congo, Nepal and the Philippines
Providing cash in humanitarian emergencies is expanding and the topic is well under discussion within the humanitarian sector with topics ranging from high-level consideration of cash as a tool to transform humanitarian aid, the significance of cash as a way to support beneficiary choice and dignity...
Household Cash Transfer Assessment – Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Response
An estimated 16.1 million people were affected by typhoon Haiyan, with 1.1 million damaged or destroyed homes and as many as 4.1 million people displaced – nearly four times as many as those left homeless by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. At least 6,300 people lost their lives and another 5.9...
Markets in Crises: The 2010 floods in Sindth, Pakistan
Floods in Pakistan in 2010 inundated a wide swath of territory, affecting 18 million people and killing approximately 2,000. The disaster also affected businesses, from some of the largest factories and most fertile agricultural land in the country to small village shops. Many businesses closed, either...
Philippines Haiyan Response – A multi-sectoral review of the use of market analysis and the design and implementation of CTPs
Following Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines on November 8 2014, at least 45 aid agencies chose to implement Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) to assist the more than 16 million people affected. Cash transfers were a logical approach in a country with developed market systems, strong financial...
Business Guide – Flash appeal for response to the Nepal earthquake
An overview of the main humanitarian issues facing Nepal following the 2015 Earthquake, as well as indicators as to how businesses can assist with disaster response.
Assessment of Agent Networks in Nepal
This report focuses on assessing the existing agent networks in Nepal, so that the correct steps can be taken to popularise both access to and use of financial services through bank-led agent banking. After the release of electronic banking regulations in 2012, many financial institutions began...
Cash Transfer Programming Infographic – OCHA
OCHA (Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) in the Philippines has produced a helpful infographic explaining the role of cash transfer programming in the Philippines Typhoon Haiyan response. The infographic explores several aspects of cash transfer programming, and examines the several...
Potential Agents in Nepal
Nepal is characterised by unique geographical diversity, with regions consisting of mountains (parbat), hills (pahar) and lowands (terai). Numerous financial institutions in a variety of forms—such as banks, savings and credit co-operatives (SACCOs) and microfinance institutions—are engaged...