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The CALP Network provides coordination, technical and policy support for organizations implementing or considering cash and voucher assistance region in the MENA region. The CALP Network’s regional office for MENA is at Oxfam International, Amman, Jordan.

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Meeting Needs Index – guidance note

Guidelines and Tools

The Meeting Needs Index, or MNI, is a proxy measure of household welfare, providing a single-figure composite indication of how able a household is to meet multiple basic needs. It was first developed and utilized by Mercy Corps in the Gaza Strip, then at larger scale by the Gaza Protection Consortium, as...

17 November 2021

Adaptation of Operational Activities to Humanitarian Crises-TRC

Report

The Turkish Red Crescent’s (TRC) Kızılaykart Cash Based Assistance Programmes Coordinatorship continues to work relentlessly with the aim to develop shock-responsiveness and continue to alleviate human suffering caused by conflicts, involuntary migration and socioeconomic challenges in the face of the...

6 October 2021

Good Practice Review on Cash Assistance in Contexts of High Inflation and Depreciation: Case Study Yemen

Report

This case study accompanies CALP’s Good Practice Review on Cash Assistance in Contexts of High Inflation and Depreciation. It is intended to illustrate the process of situational analysis, response analysis and response option selection presented in the GPR. The learning from this case study has also...

6 October 2021

Good Practice Review on Cash Assistance in Contexts of High Inflation and Depreciation: Case Study Lebanon

Report

This case study accompanies CALP’s Good Practice Review on Cash Assistance in Contexts of High Inflation and Depreciation. It is intended to illustrate the process of situational analysis, response analysis and response option selection presented in the GPR. The learning from this case study has also...

6 October 2021

Digital identity, biometrics and inclusion in humanitarian responses to refugee crises

Report

Digital identity and biometrics have long been divisive topics in the humanitarian sector. On the one hand, they have the potential to be more inclusive and reach people in need at scale due to perceived efficiency gains. A legal identity for everyone as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...

6 October 2021

Good Practice Review on Cash Assistance in Contexts of High Inflation and Depreciation

Report

What is this? A compilation of good practices to assist humanitarian actors designing and implementing cash programmes, including multipurpose cash (MPC) and cash for sectoral outcomes. The rationale for this document is the growing challenge of inflation and currency depreciation in contexts in which...

5 October 2021

A Review of the CALP Network’s Work in the MENA Region and More Broadly 2018-2020

Report

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, the CALP Network has...

7 September 2021

Assessment Of Financial Service Providers – CVA In Yemen

Report

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...

7 September 2021

UN Common Cash Statement Progress Report – September 2021

Report

This report outlines key progress and challenges under the UN Common Cash Statement (UNCCS) and the vision and priorities ahead. It builds on more than two years of implementation, the UNCCS Q&A and a number
of surveys and lessons learned workshops conducted with countries in 2021. While the focus has...

September 2021

Strengthening locally led humanitarian action through cash preparedness

Report

This research, produced by the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement’s Cash Hub and CashCap, looks at the links between CVA and localisation to understand how cash, and cash preparedness, can help to further localisation and strengthen locally led humanitarian action. It examines three questions: 1) How...

31 August 2021