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CaLP supports coordination and provides training and technical support to members and other organisations implementing or considering cash and voucher assistance in East and Southern Africa. CaLP's regional office is at the Norwegian Refugee Council in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Brief: Towards shock-responsive social protection: lessons from the COVID-19 response in Uganda

Policy paper

This policy brief presents highlights from the Uganda country case study on the social protection responses to COVID-19. The brief summarizes the key findings and sets out recommendations to strengthen the foundational social protection systems and enhance the ability of the sector to respond to future...

22 March 2021

Brief: Towards shock-responsive social protection: lessons from the COVID-19 response in Ethiopia

Policy paper

COVID-19 and national and international measures to curb its spread, may have pushed 15 million more people below the poverty line in Ethiopia. This policy brief draws on key learnings from the Ethiopia country case study, focused on the social protection response to COVID-19 and identifies...

8 March 2021

Towards shock-responsive social protection: lessons from the COVID-19 response in Kenya

Report

The stringent lockdown measures and global economic slowdown, due to COVID-19, are likely to push more than 2 million people into poverty in Kenya. This study documents the Government of Kenya’s social protection response to mitigate the negative impact of the pandemic on vulnerable households and...

8 March 2021

2020 Cash and Voucher Programming (CVP): Roadmap and milestone achieved

Report

In 2020, World Vision has implemented cash and voucher programming like never before – not least due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related social protection transfer scale-ups. From 2019 to 2020, we have seen a 28 % increase of our cash, voucher based programming, moving towards enabling affected...

22 January 2021

Beware of the Crocodile: Quantitative Evidence how Universal Old Age Grants distort the Social Assistance Systems of Low-Income Countries

Policy paper

This paper compares two approaches to establishing or improving social assistance systems in low and lower-middle income countries. Taking Eswatini and Lesotho as examples of the mainstream approach, it provides quantitative evidence on the social protection outcomes of social assistance systems that are...

19 December 2020

SPACE Economics of Early Response and Resilience to COVID-19: Ethiopia

Guidelines and Tools

The 2013 and 2018 Economics of Early Response and Resilience (TEERR) studies demonstrated the significant economic gains of investing in a more proactive response to crises. The first study was funded by DFID in 2013, followed by a more in-depth analysis in 2018 with USAID in three countries – Ethiopia,...

17 December 2020

Perception survey of aid recipients in Somalia

Report

Before the first case of COVID-19 was officially confirmed on 16 March 2020, Somalia was in a state of emergency resulting from the worst locust infestation in 25 years. With food supplies already under threat, the infestation was exacerbated by heavy floods, which not only displaced half a million...

15 December 2020

Mobile money enabled cash assistance: User journeys in Burundi

Report

GSMA’s Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation programme teamed up with Ground Truth Solutions to apply a human-centred design approach to understand the user journeys of Concern Worldwide’s cash recipients in Burundi. It provides insights into how humanitarian organisations and mobile money providers can...

14 December 2020

State of the Worlds Cash 2020 : Quality Cash and Voucher Assistance – by Whose Standards?

Webinar

Following the global launch of the State of the World Cash 2020 report (SOWC2020), CaLP is organizing a webinar for practitioners with an interest in CVA in East Africa. The webinar takes place on December first at 14:00 Nairobi time – register now to secure your place. The conversation will focus on...

1 December 2020 / English

Isu-geynta lacagta, kaarka lacag bixinta iyo tacadiyada ka dhanka ah jinsiga :: Hagaha dhabta ah ee xirfadlayaasha bani’aadamnimada

Guidelines and Tools

The Compendium is intended as a companion to the 2015 Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action and its companion resource, the GBV Pocket Guide. The guidance was developed through the efforts of 15 organizations who...

1 December 2020