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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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Cash, Food or Vouchers? An Application of the Market Information and Food Insecurity Response Analysis Framework in Urban and Rural Kenya

Policy paper

This paper uses the Market Information and Food Insecurity Response Analysis Framework to analyze data on food market intermediation and on consumer behavior and preferences in order to clarify whether market-based cash and voucher programs are likely to prove effective for addressing food insecurity...

2012

Comparing the Efficiency, Effectiveness and Impact of Food and Cash for Work Interventions: Lessons Learned from South Sudan

Report

In addition to food aid, which used to be the standard response to food emergencies, alternative instruments of food assistance such as cash and vouchers have increasingly been applied in emergency and transition situations in recent years. The subject of the present study was a comparative analysis of...

2012

MPESA Project Analysis: Exploring the use of cash transfers using cell phones in pastoral areas

Report

Safaricom Limited, a mobile network operator in Kenya, launched a mobile money transfer system called M-PESA in 2007. This system allows users to send or receive money on their Safaricom SIM card. Télécoms sans Frontières and Vétérinaires sans Frontières – Germany decided to work in partnership on...

2012

Natural Disasters: What is the role for social safety nets?

Policy paper

This paper makes the case for why safety nets are an important tool for managing the risk of natural hazards. The use of safety nets is advocated both ex ante, to prevent and mitigate the impact of natural disaster and ex post, to cope with the impacts of natural shocks. Firstly, the paper explores the...

February 2011

Gender Tip Sheet for UNICEF’s Cash Transfer Programme in the Horn of Africa Crisis

Guidelines and Tools

The content for this note was drawn primarily from  Walking the Talk: Cash Transfers and Gender Dynamics, prepared by Carol Brady, commissioned by Concern Worldwide and Oxfam GB, 12 May, 2011. Drafted for UNICEF staff, this note outlines gender-related lessons learned from past CTPs and provides tips on...

2011

Seeking Acceptance: The Promise of Cash in High-Risk Areas

Report

Somalia is one of the world’s most insecure states with a protracted conflict that continues to profoundly affect its civilians. Thirty-two percent of the Somali population – or 2.4 million of its 7.5 million people – is currently in need of humanitarian assistance (FSNAU, 2011a). The needs are...

2011

Cash-For-Work in Somalia: Linking relief to recovery

Policy paper

In complex emergency situations such as that in Somalia, marred by violence, destitution and famine, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has managed to implement a large cash-for-work (CFW) programme. The programme provides emergency relief while building the base for...

2011

Trading in Turbulent Times: Smallholder maize marketing in the Southern Highlands, Tanzania

Report

The short-run effects of the 2007/2008 global food crisis on semisubsistence farmers’ well-being in low-income countries depends on whether they are net sellers or net buyers of the affected commodities. Realizing that farmers face volatile prices over the course of an agricultural year, this study...

2011

Risk Analysis of Water Access via Voucher

Guidelines and Tools

  The “Water access by voucher” approach was endorsed by the meeting, as it targets people in need, and uses local mechanisms. Meeting participants identified risks, as well as mitigating factors to reduce or remove the risks, as per the table in document.

2011

Meeting Humanitarian Challenges in Urban Areas: Review of Urban Humanitarian Challenges in Port-au-Prince, Manila, Nairobi, Eldoret

Report

Following recommendations of the IASC Task Force on MHCUA, Nairobi, Eldoret and Manila and Port au Prince were adopted as representative case studies. They reflect recent and different types of sudden onset emergencies and disasters (urban violence, severe flooding and hurricanes, earthquakes) impacting...

2011