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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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Adapting Humanitarian Cash Assistance in Times of COVID-19: Experiences and learning from Jordan

Report

This report examines how cash and voucher actors rapidly adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic in Jordan to reduce transmission risks, ensure delivery of benefits, maintain communication and accountability with refugee populations and meet increasing levels of need. The national response to limit the spread of...

12 April 2021

Adapting humanitarian cash assistance in times of Covid-19 – experiences and learning from Jordan

Webinar

This webinar examines how cash and voucher actors rapidly adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic in Jordan to reduce transmission risks, ensure delivery of benefits, maintain communication and accountability with refugee populations and meet increasing levels of need.  The national response to limit the spread...

12 April 2021 / Join via Zoom Meeting / English

CVA for Health Outcomes: Learnings from Jordan, Burkina Faso and Bangladesh

Webinar recording

Watch the recording here How can Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) support the goal of improved health outcomes in conditions of extreme poverty and vulnerability?   During this webinar, we shared learning from three programmes that used cash and vouchers to  improve access to and utilization...

8 April 2021

Provisional Impact of Repeat MPCA on Meeting Basic Needs and Supporting Food Security in North-West Syria

Policy paper

In the North-West Syria response, cash assistance is mostly once-off or else for a maximum of 3 months. GOAL Syria is delivering a large-scale value voucher or food kit response to support food security needs. However, needs assessment repeatedly show that households have high non-food needs along with...

10 March 2021

Digital economy in KRI: A market study

Report

The objective of the research was to assess the opportunities and challenges for digital technologies to promote economic growth and employment creation for host communities and refugees in Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The findings of this report will then be used to design curricula for digital skills which...

2 March 2021

Sudan – Gedaref Joint Cash Risk assessment

Report

Since the crisis in the Tigray region of Ethiopia in November 2020 over 60,000 people have sought refuge in neighbouring Sudan and were mostly accommodated in camps re-established in Gedaref State. Cash is has been utilised as a response modality and is being considered further by several agencies. This...

17 February 2021

UNFPA Cash Assistance to Support Individual Protection Needs in Northwest Syria

Report

As part of humanitarian programming in northwest Syria, through cross-border operations managed from Turkey, UNFPA provided one-off, unconditional, Individual Protection Assistance (IPA) in the form of cash disbursements to 10,074 vulnerable Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to cover the costs of their...

1 February 2021

CAMEALEON rapid field monitoring survey: The impact of the COVID-19 total lockdown on WFP multi-purpose cash recipients in Lebanon

Report

This rapid survey conducted by CAMEALEON gathers top-line insights on the impact of the Covid-19 total lockdown, prohibiting all but essential movement, on multi-purpose cash (MPC) recipients. This includes households’ ability to access and spend their assistance, prepare for the lockdown and meet their...

31 January 2021

Humanitarian Cash and Social Protection in Yemen

Report

This report provides an overview of the humanitarian cash and social protection landscape in Yemen and presents clear recommendations on how improved collaboration and coordination between the two systems could increase overall impact. Cash transfers in Yemen, delivered through humanitarian actors and...

28 January 2021

Humanitarian Cash and Social Protection in Iraq

Report

This report presents an overview of CVA and social protection in Iraq and offers recommendations to the HCT on how improved collaboration and coordination between the two systems could improve overall outcomes. State social protection programmes are a critical component of household income as the poverty...

28 January 2021