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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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Emergency Response Capacity (ERC) Consortium – Ethiopia: Building an evidence base on operational models for the delivery of CTP


The Emergency Response Capacity (ERC) Consortium for the Uptake of MPGs is formed by Save the Children, CaLP, Danish Refugee Council, Mercy Corps, and OCHA with ECHO financing. Its primary aim is the improvement of capacity, coordination and evidence for multi-purpose cash grants through the design of...

April 2018

CaLP East Africa Members Consultative Discussion


27 February 2018 / Nairobi, Kenya / English

Multi-purpose Cash and Protection for South Sudanese Refugees in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement: A Learning Event Report


This paper will present evidence on how cash transfers empowers conflict affected populations. The evidence is based on two projects implemented by DCA in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement in Uganda. Furthermore, the paper present evidence on how the two projects successfully linked cash and protection. 14, 520...


Sudan Cash Working Group meeting minutes 12 December 2017


Sudan Cash Working Group meeting minutes 12 December 2017

12 December 2017

Ethiopia Payment Mecanism Assessment Report

Guidelines and Tools

Humanitarian organizations today are facing unprecedented challenges in addressing crises in the Middle East, Africa and across the world. The crises are both urgent and, in many cases, protracted in nature; the varying scenarios have driven the need to better understand how to select the modality of...

December 2017

Payment Services in Nigeria: A humanitarian perspective

Guidelines and Tools

This assessment was conducted as one component of a broader inter-agency exercise to inform the use of Multi-Purpose Grants in Nigeria. As such, it examines the financial services landscape in Nigeria, in order to support the review and selection of financial service providers (FSPs) for the delivery of...

July 2017

Can E-Transfers Promote Financial Inclusion in Emergencies: A Case Study from Ethiopia


The Electronic Cash Transfer Learning Action Network (ELAN) launched this research to build an evidence base around connecting emergency electronic transfer (e-transfer) recipients with additional financial
services. They also wanted to learn if, when, and how e-transfers can promote sustained uptake and...


Gender Analysis for MVAC Emergency Cash Transfer Programme


Cash Transfers (CTs) provided an effective means of supporting men and women to meet their basic needs in an emergency. CTs assisted men and women to meet their practical needs, giving men a sense of purpose as a provider, and allowing women to fulfil their traditional roles as wife and mother. CTs led...

2 September 2016

Economic Impact of Refugees


In 2015,  the United Nations High Commission for Refugees accommodated over 15 million refugees, mostly in refugee camps in developing countries. The World Food Program provided these refugees with food aid, in cash or in kind. Refugees’ impacts on host countries are controversial and little...

14 July 2016

Risk-verse to Risk-willing: Learning from the 2011 Somalia Cash Response


In 201  the humanitarian community faced a difficult question. Could large-scale cash transfers provide an effective alternative to food aid delivery in South Central Somalia to avert a famine? Ultimately, between August 2011 and May 2012, more than 81 million US dollars in the form of unconditional cash...

8 July 2016