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CaLP provides coordination, technical and policy support for organizations implementing or considering cash and voucher assistance region. CaLP’s regional office is at Oxfam International, Amman, Jordan.

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A Review of CaLP’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, CaLP has played a...

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

Gender Analysis of Livelihoods Programming and Individual, Household and Community Dynamics in Iraq

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Women throughout the world are constrained in their economic activities, and face major challenges trying to pursue better paid and more productive jobs, including in Iraq. Iraq is in a time of change after ISIS and in light of the pandemic. Though economic upheaval brings hardship, it also can open doors...

30 August 2021

Exploring Self-Reliance at the Humanitarian-Development Nexus: A Longer-Term Review of MPCA Outcomes

Report

Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance (MPCA) is provided to extremely socio-economically vulnerable individuals to alleviate financial hardship. In Iraq, MPCA is intended to act as temporary consumption support so that households may eventually be linked with social protection assistance or return to...

30 August 2021

Vouchers for Essential Items and GBV Prevention and Response: Palestine

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The COVID-19 pandemic increased the risk of gender-based violence (GBV) for women and girls in Palestine. Women reported to UNFPA that diminished economic opportunities and financial stress significantly contributed to this increased risk. In response, UNFPA provided vouchers to respond to the urgent...

24 August 2021

Crys Chamaa

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Location: Lebanon

SHARE SPACE Do child grants lead to increased pregnancies? An evidence view from Asia and the Pacific

Policy paper

Despite strong evidence showing that broad-based cash transfers targeting pregnant women and young children reduce poverty, improve health, nutrition and education and increase economic growth, concerns are often raised among policymakers that these payments may increase incentives to have children, in...

30 June 2021

Financial Inclusion in Fragility: Wealth, Saving, Borrowing and Lending in Iraq

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Access to credit and savings are critical to a household’s resilience to shocks. Socio-economically vulnerable populations in Iraq often bear the brunt of the crises and respond by using accessible financial coping mechanisms. By having access to useful and affordable financial products and services...

25 June 2021

Financial Inclusion in Fragility: Wealth, Saving, Borrowing and Lending in Iraq – Summary Report

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Access to credit and savings are critical to a household’s resilience to shocks. Socio-economically vulnerable populations in Iraq often bear the brunt of the crises and respond by using accessible financial coping mechanisms. By having access to useful and affordable financial products and services...

25 June 2021

Transfers with Impact – Pathway to Link Humanitarian Cash to Social Protection through Social Accountability

Policy paper

In response to the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic, governments have introduced over 1,600 social protection measures in almost all the world’s countries and territories. Cash assistance – a critical intervention in supporting the world’s most vulnerable people – also grew by 240% during...

24 June 2021