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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Cash Transfer Preparedness Pilot – A Cash Transfer Programme Fact Sheet
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), started a project to pilot an intensive capacity building approach for cash transfer programming in four National Societies through a preparedness lens. The IFRC worked with the four pilot countries between May 2012 and...
Case Study: Unconditional cash transfers response to Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)
Typhoon Haiyan, the most powerful storm ever recorded, first made landfall in the morning of 8 November 2013 in Guiuan, Eastern Samar province, causing extensive damage to life, housing, livelihoods and infrastructure across nine of the Philippines’ provinces. The islands of Leyte and Samar were among...
Leveling the Playing Field: How do we make social protection more transformative?
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....
Surveying Livelihoods Service Delivery and Governance: Baseline evidence from Nepal
In 2012/13, SLRC implemented the first round of an original cross-country panel survey in Nepal designed to produce information on: people’s livelihoods (income-generating activities, asset portfolios, food security, constraining and enabling factors within the broader institutional and geographical...
Philippines Typhoon Appeal: Contribution to Change Evaluation
Typhoon Yolanda (known internationally as Haiyan), hit Eastern Samar, Leyte and Central Visayas in the Philippines on November 8, 2013, and is one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded. A total of 16 million people were affected; 6,300 died, 4.1 million were displaced, and 1.1 million houses were...
Social Transfer Programme in Nepal: An overview
A overview of the social transfer programme in Nepal.
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...
Livelihood Coping and Recovery from Disaster: The case of coastal Bangladesh
Bangladesh has a long history of coping with and recovery from disasters. Although climate extremes are increasingly taking huge tolls especially in the southwestern part of the country, households are resisting the negative outcomes of these events eventually. This research explores the livelihood...