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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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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

Report

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...

2017

Gender Analysis for MVAC Emergency Cash Transfer Programme

Report

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

Report

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

Report

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

Cash Working Groups: A preliminary mapping

Report

Brief overview of the state of cash working groups in emergency settings.

February 2016

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

Report

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

2016

Using Cash for Shelter: An Overview of CRS Programs

Report

Cash continues to gain prevalence as a modality for humanitarian agencies to help people meet multiple and diverse needs in the wake of a crisis. It provides people with the dignity of choice, and is often significantly more cost-efficient than the delivery of in-kind aid. In programs with a shelter...

2016

Using Cash for Shelter: Malawi Floods and Rains Recovery Program

Report

In January 2015, heavy rainstorms and floods affected 630,000 people in Malawi. Protracted immersion or flow of water damaged or destroyed dwellings and displaced over 170,000 people, with timber and roofing material also lost to the floods. Catholic Relief Services conducted a physical survey of...

2016