Cash Working Groups
A Cash Working Group (or Basic Needs Working Group in some responses) is a forum which facilitates the coordination of cash and voucher assistance within a humanitarian response. Functions of Cash Working Groups (CWGs) can include coordinating on issues such as transfer values, targeting, delivery mechanisms, MEB development, and harmonizing tools and guidance. CWGs might be established at both national and regional levels depending on the scope and scale of a response.
Americas Cash Working Groups
Asia Cash Working Groups
East and Southern Africa Cash Working Groups
Middle East and North Africa Cash Working Groups
West and Central Africa Cash Working Groups
Global Cash Working Group
The Global Cash Working Group (GCWG) is a platform for actors to collaborate and address key issues related to cash and voucher assistance (CVA). The GCWG seeks to link global cash initiatives and...
New Guidance: Market-Based Programming in WASH: Technical Guidance for Humanitarian Practitioners
Over recent years, humanitarian aid organizations have increasingly used market-based programming (MBP) to deliver water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in emergencies. ‘Market-based modalities’ include the distribution of cash and vouchers, which enable recipient households to access the WASH goods...
Assessment Of Financial Service Providers – CVA In Yemen
In 2020, 24.3 million people in Yemen (approximately 80% of the population) needed some form of humanitarian and protection assistance, and half the population suffered acute food insecurity.1 Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) is a critical part of the humanitarian response in Yemen, bringing...
A Review of CaLP’s Work in the MENA Region and More Broadly 2018-2020
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region exemplifies many of the successes and challenges for humanitarian CVA; programming ranges from large-scale initiatives such as the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) to NGO cash consortia to sector-specific initiatives. In this context, CaLP has played a...
Gender-Sensitive Cash and Voucher Assistance: Guidance to ensure the approach in the field
Guidelines and Tools
This guidance builds on CARE’s ambition-via practice, research, evidence on CVA–and aims to support the application of gender sensitive CVA throughout the project cycle and at the response level. It is divided into two sections: – Part A: ‘What has been learned about gender sensitive CVA?,’...
CaLP Annual Report 2020-21
This annual report describes CaLP's main activities, challenges and achievements from 2020-2021.
Guidelines on Using Cash and Voucher Assistance for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Programming
Guidelines and Tools
CARE seeks to increase its use of CVA for one of its core areas of programming, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). This is in line with the recommendations of the Inter-Agency Working Group on Reproductive Health, which deems CVA a suitable option to ensure ongoing access to affordable and...
Cash and Voucher Assistance and Gender-Based Violence Compendium and Editable Risk Matrix Translations
Guidelines and Tools
This brief serves as a complementary document to the Cash & Voucher Assistance and Gender- Based Violence Compendium: Practical Guidance for Humanitarian Practitioners and is intended to be a reference guide delineating sections, features, and new tools. In addition, it provides the respective links to...
Gender Analysis of Livelihoods Programming and Individual, Household and Community Dynamics in Iraq
Women throughout the world are constrained in their economic activities, and face major challenges trying to pursue better paid and more productive jobs, including in Iraq. Iraq is in a time of change after ISIS and in light of the pandemic. Though economic upheaval brings hardship, it also can open doors...
Exploring Self-Reliance at the Humanitarian-Development Nexus: A Longer-Term Review of MPCA Outcomes
Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance (MPCA) is provided to extremely socio-economically vulnerable individuals to alleviate financial hardship. In Iraq, MPCA is intended to act as temporary consumption support so that households may eventually be linked with social protection assistance or return to...
CaLP Perception Survey 2021
We would love to hear your views about CaLP's work via a short survey.